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What is an inciting incident?


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2012-05-02 12:56:14
2012-05-02 12:56:14

Inciting Incident:

* The conflict that begins the action of the story and causes the protagonist to act

*Without this event, there would be no story. Also, it is better described as the State of Imperfection made explicit.

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