A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure
Getting a solid grasp on the foundations of plot and structure, and learning to work in harmony with principles will take your stories to the next level.
Fifty Plot Twist Ideas for Your Work-In-Progress! — Lucy Flint
Hey there, lionhearts! I hope you find the following fifty plot twists fun and exciting and helpful. And if you want more where they came from... check out the new idea series I've just posted! It's a nine-part series (I know, I know, I get carried away!) on EVERYTHING I know about
WRITING MY NOVEL | Outlining & Plotting — Helen Redfern
I have been working on my novel for many years. I’ve had confidence issues, fear issues, procrastination issues…but now I’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to get on with it. This is a vlog of my progress and for this month I show how I am outlining and re-plotting my manuscript.
How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps — Rachel Giesel Grimm
Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story. So we must learn to fuse plot and character seam
Creating a Killer First Line - The Manuscript Shredder
The first line is the most examined line in your entire book. Make sure your's is selling your story.
Why You Should Intentionally Write Messages Into Your Stories
"That book changed my life." "This character's strength helped me through a rough patch." "That message was one I really needed to hea...
How to End a Story - The Art of Narrative
Knowing how to end a story is one of the most important skills in fiction writing. Learn six key factors that will ensure you nail the ending of your story!
3 Ways to Figure out the Theme of Your Story
What is theme? Theme is the underlying message you want readers to take away from your story. Learn how to figure out the theme of your story in this post.
How to create an unsettling atmosphere in your story
If you only write one thing this week, make it this: How do you create an unsettling atmosphere in your writing, and what is liminal space?
Tips for Writing Dual POVs with Distinctive Voices
Lauryn April blogs about writing, reading, reviews and self-publishing. Supports indie authors, and writes YA and NA paranormal romance.
3 Techniques for Creating Tension | Storm Writing School
Let’s talk reader engagement. A writer can create tension and hook readers through three situations: mystery, suspense, and dramatic irony.
What to do with your Inciting Incident - The Art of Narrative
Learn how to write an inciting incident and the five essentials that your inciting incident must address to set off an effective conflict for your plot.
How to write a novel step by step | Free guide to writing a novel
Step-by-step guide to writing a novel, from idea to completed manuscript. Learn the craft of storytelling at the same time as completing your first novel.
30 Things I've Learned About Writing That Made A Big Difference
by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Re...