Plotting

7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic

There are many ways to create a plot outline for your novel. "Outlines can be: 50-page detailed plans A reworking of The Hero’s Journey A simple series of index cards with a list of characters, major scenes and sequels Structured timelines A series of character questionnaires showing…

Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Over the past four weeks, I have written about mastering scenes and sequels. I have covered the basics of scenes and sequels, the anatomy of a scene, and the anatomy of a sequel. In today's post, I have included two templates to help you plot these…

The Anatomy Of A Sequel

In my first post in this series on writing scenes and sequels, I covered 10 things to remember about these storytelling devices. In the second I covered the anatomy of an action scene. In today's post, I am going to cover the anatomy of a…

The Anatomy Of A Scene

In my first post in this series on writing scenes and sequels, I covered 10 important things to remember about these storytelling devices. In today's post, I am going to cover the anatomy of a scene. “In many cases when a reader puts a story…

Everything You Need To Know About Scenes And Sequels

How To Master Scenes And Sequels Our lives are made up of scenes and sequels. We live through times of action and periods of reflection. Some periods of our lives seem completely action-packed and others are relatively conflict-free. Novels are also made up of these…

The Love Child – Mashing Up Wild Plot Ideas

We’ve been exploring plot ideas this month. I think that putting a magnifying glass on plot is always a good idea. Characters are vital in a story, but plot is what holds it all together. It allows the characters to come to life – with…

The Pros (& Cons) Of Outlining

Storytelling is a craft. Much of the craft has to do with the structure of the story, the construction of its narrative. The process of planning how the story works is known as outlining. Outlining with index cards that stand for plot events is a…
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