Tag: Plot

NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: conflict

Click here to see all the previous posts in the NaNoWriMo Boot Camp series. This post is an expansion on my theory of things you need to have planned out before you sit down to write your novel. Please read…

4-Act Story Structure

Like most writers, I’ve always had trouble writing the middle of any story. Back before I even knew what plotting was, I would start a story and write and write… and then hit a point where I had to stop because I would…

String of Pearls Plot

String of Pearls Plot: What is it? While you may have never heard the term ‘string if pearls’, you’ve probably noticed the problem in books, movies, and television shows. It goes a little like this: Protagonist sets out from point…

Camp NaNoWriMo

Edit: Be sure to check out How to Win Camp NaNoWriMo: Set Up For Success for more helpful tips on how to make this year’s camp a success! Do you know what you’re doing for Camp NaNoWriMo this year? I’m anticipating…

The Three Phases of Creative Writing

  There are three phases of creative writing: planning, writing, and revision. To be a productive writer, it’s important to stay focused while working. Read on to learn the different components of each phase, and how they can help you…

Ask Your Characters: How To Develop Character-Driven Plot Points

Author’s Note: This post was originally featured on my old blog.  If you’ve followed the link from there to here, welcome! So NaNoWriMo has again come and gone, and after a much deserved break (from writing, at least – I’m…