Picking up where I left off with the first part of this series, I’ll be talking about how I go from a simple plot line to a fully realized novel. Again, this requires a fair bit of arts and crafts, only this time, you’ll get to see actual pictures of the process. Exciting, I know. Strap yourself in, and let’s talk about plotting.
Outlining is Your Friend: Part 1
This post builds off of the foundations of my post on narrative structure and conflict. In this post, I’m going to talk about how I follow the standard narrative structure format to generate a plot line. Please note that this is just how I go about creating a plot, and it’s not necessarily the best way to do it for you. There are a ton of resources available online that can help you create the plot for your story or novel. I’ve included a list at the end of this post for you to check out.
Now, let’s look at the convoluted, somewhat arts-and-craftsy way that I go about creating a plot.