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Whichever story event you refer to when you talk about the inciting incident, make something happen in your story. Include a cause that gets the story, and your protagonist, moving.
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So maybe it's not only about the words. It's about syntax. And plot. And action. It's voice and pacing and dialogue...
It's about characters with character.
It's about putting the words together to touch, to entertain, to move the reader.
So, yeah, maybe it's all about the words...
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