General fiction writing: plot


Leave the Breadcrumbs Behind: Are You Asking — and Answering — the Right Story Questions?

Journey with Gillian Lessons Learned: Combining Scenes

What to do if your plot doesn’t work

6 Ways to Pull Off Dual Timelines in Your Novel

What Makes a Story Event a “Turning Point”?

An Important Technique for Adding Momentum to a Slow Plot

Five Ways to Use Dramatic Irony in Your Writing

How to Make Turning Points Drive Arcs and Themes

How to tell subplots from plot bunnies

How to Use Foreshadowing

The Super-Secret Way to Create Suspense in Your Story

Need-to-Know Exposition

How To Keep Your Story On Track: Chart “Who Knows What, When”

Is It Plot?

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 9: Options for Dilemmas in a Sequel

How to Plot a Trilogy Part I: The Trouble With Trilogies

Your Secret Weapon Against Story Coincidences

Plot: Characters v. Patterns


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