Plot

3 Critical Strategies To Help You Master Plot

3 Critical Strategies To Help You Master Plot

A few weeks ago I asked over 1,000 of you what you struggle with the most and your number one answer was plot. 

How to create it, how to improve it, and how to master it.

It makes sense that plot is your number one problem because plot is one of the most important parts of a story. If you don't have a good one your readers won't make it through your book.

I've worked hard over the past few weeks to combine my acquired knowledge with some of the best resources on plot, and I'm finally ready to share these awesome insights with you.

The NaNoWrimo Success Series: 5 Steps to Help You Plot Your Novel Today

The NaNoWrimo Success Series: 5 Steps to Help You Plot Your Novel Today

Alright writers, we are officially 2 weeks away from this year’s NaNoWrimo.

It’s time to get serious.

If you’ve been following the NaNoWriMo Success Series, then you have committed to making this NaNoWriMo your best one yet and you’ve spent the last weekcreating an awesome storyboard full of inspiration for you new story.

Now that you’ve done the fun part, it’s time to kick it into gear and outline your plot. You can find tons of articles, posts, and books about plot/plot types/plot theories.

That is not what this post is.

Here you’re going to find concrete steps to take your story from point A to point B. That way when NaNoWriMo starts, you have one less thing to worry about. Let's get started!

3 Easy Steps To Help You Start and Finish Your Novel Today

3 Easy Steps To Help You Start and Finish Your Novel Today

I’ve been writing for almost 20 years and I didn’t finish my first novel until last November. This isn’t because I spent two decades on one novel (though I’m sure it would’ve turned out great). Finishing a novel took 20 years because it took me that long to understand story structure.

As writers, we get sparks for scenes and stories every day. The problem is a spark will always be a spark until you build a story structure around it. How many times have you come up with an incredible story idea and 30 pages later found yourself typing "...".

When was the last time you saw a TV show or movie so riddled with plot holes and character gaps that you actually had to turn it off? These things happen because a story without structure is not a good story.