The Inciting Incident: Definition and Case Studies
In short, the inciting incident is the moment that the protagonist is invited into the story. It is the thing that happens to him, that allows the rest of the story.
In this article, we address the differences between fact and fiction in historical drama screenwriting. Using the miniseries Chernobyl as a case study, we look at the storytelling devices of fictionalized narratives in historical drama.