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.
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.