Advice and Articles tagged with plot

A Guide to Fleshing Out Your Plot

The plot of a novel is a complication and its resolution. The author is free to structure this complication and resolution however they wish. This podcast will guide you through fleshing out your plot. Continued...


Bringing Your Plot to a Good Resolution Podcast

Are you looking for a good way to end your story, searching for the best way to leave your protagonist and resolve your plot? This podcast will help you decide the best way to end your plot with its insightful tips regarding protagonists and how to avoid a "paper dragon". Continued...


Fleshing Out Your Plot

Your selection of setting and character will do a lot in this department, but you also have to carefully craft the sequence of events that will take place between the event that sets the story in motion and the event that brings it to its conclusion. A straight path between the two is rarely interesting. Twists and turns that increase the sense of struggle provide an opportunity for the readers to build stronger emotional bonds with the character and build suspense. Continued...


How to Succesfully Manage the Plot Structure of a Book Series

It is important to keep plot structure in mind when writing a book series. Each book must have its own plot while also following an overlying plot covering the series. Being able to tie these plots together is crucial because if done unclearly, readers may get confused. This podcast will explain how to manage plot structure in a book series. Continued...


Plot Podcast: Golden Rules for a Good Plot

If you are having trouble creating a good plot, take the time to listen to this podcast. The five golden rules discussed, such as creating a plot skeleton, will help you organize your story ideas into a successful design. Continued...


Plot Resolution: Bringing Your Plot to a Good Resolution

If you already have a plot outline and are in the process of writing your story, you need to consider how you are planning on ending your novel. Remember our mantra: a plot is a complication followed by a plot resolution. Continued...


Plot Structures for Books in a Series

When writing a book series, it is important to keep plot structures in mind; each book must have its own plot, a plot which is concluded within its own pages. Continued...


The Golden Rules for a Good Plot

Everyone wants to know the secret behind amazing novels. Scribendi.com's editors offer five helpful plot rules that will ensure your novel has a good plot, one that will grab and keep your reader's attention. Continued...


The Plot Skeleton Podcast: How to Write a Plot Outline

A plot skeleton can also be called a plot outline—the structure or bare bones of a story. How to write a successful plot outline that incorporates characters, plot, and climax is the subject of this podcast. Continued...


The Plot Skeleton: How to Write a Plot Outline

There are many names for a plot outline; one of our favorites is the plot skeleton. Whatever you refer to it as, the plot outline is what will hold up your story if you know how to use it—or cause it to collapse if you don't. Continued...


Writing Short Stories: Show 'em Your Shorts

We love short stories. At Scribendi.com, we admire the authors who produce these mini manuscripts, what with their complete plots and well-developed characters. Continued...


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