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Getting From A to Oh Revisited

No plot would be complete without stumbling blocks. If stories didn’t have ‘oh’ moments they’d be a lot shorter and less satisfying. Readers like to see the characters struggle through challenges because it amplifies the achievement of winning, though it can be tempting to make things easier for them.

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Subbing Your Story Revisited

Most stories have at least one subplot that runs alongside the main plot. Some of these run the full length of the story, some are short little side routes.

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Where's Your Tools? Reblogged

So our main character has a problem, what are we going to do about it? Do they need some characters to help them? Do they need to get some tech or something to help them?

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What's Your Problem? Reblogged

At its most basic plot is the presentation of a problem that needs to be solved: the detective needs to catch the criminal, the lovers need to come together, the world needs to be saved.

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Endings and Beginnings

I’m going to be trying something new. I’m going re-blog old articles that new followers many have missed beginning with articles on plot and structure. Beginning with The Purpose of Plot from… 271 more words


Chaos, failure and noise-cancelling headphones.

In a contemplative mood today, or simply hangover, and the things I’m grateful for turned out to be quite philosophical.

1. Chaos. That’s a pretty tough one for me. 463 more words