Film Crit Hulk on the suckitude of the three act structure.

So despite the fact that both Liesmith and Stormbringer are divided into three parts, the secret is they’re both actually written against a five-act outline (roughly: set-up, inciting crisis, whoops-we-made-it-worse crisis, showdown, wrap-up). I’ve always found that structure much, much easier to write against than the three-act version, and Film Crit Hulk’s explanation of not just the acts in this template but the purpose of acts in general is one of the best and most accessible I’ve seen.