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Writing 101: What Is An Inciting Incident? Learn How to Use Inciting Incident in Writing With Tips and Examples

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 18, 2021 • 3 min read

Every story begins with an inciting incident that sets the main character or characters on the journey that will occupy them throughout the narrative. Read on to learn a few techniques that can help you write an effective beginning that launches your story into action.