At about the 20 percent point of the story, corresponding to the end of Act I in the three-act drama structure, there’s the First Reversal. Something happens to transform the Hero’s new situation into a new desire and a change of plans. This will set the Hero’s external motivation for the rest of the novel, and the action is underway.
Handwriting or keyboarding — which side are you on? As a gadget-loving Romantic, it’s hard for me to choose. I appreciate the personal touch of a handwritten note as much as anyone, but I also value the efficiency and productivity made possible by digital word processors. Admittedly, there’s more to education than practicality, but the practical advantage these days certainly goes to the keyboard.