Pondering the First Pinch Point

After Forming the First Plot Point in my series Rough Story Arc, we’ve come to the point of pondering the First Pinch Point.

This will be a turning point in the story that sets up the Protagonist’s change of tactics at the Midpoint, reminds the reader of the Antagonist’s power, and also serves to foreshadow the Climax.

In Star Wars: A New Hope the First Pinch Point occurs when Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader use the Death Star to blow up Alderaan while forcing Princess Leia to watch. It reminds the reader of the Antagonist’s power and deftly foreshadows the story’s Climax.