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What is a Plot?

Plot usually centers around the protagonist’s primary goal or challenge, the central story problem. Each event in the story pushes the protagonist toward a climax where they either succeed or fail to resolve the story problem. In a mystery, the challenge might be to solve a crime.

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Actions vs Choices: Crafting Better Plots

“ When plotting, we often know what happens, so we might write it without the necessary suspense. But if we look at it as a choice, we can shift the focus to a more plot-advancing and suspenseful goal–a choice to defy vs. defiance. It’s one of those subtle things I love, because it really works to put us in the right mindset to add the tension and keep the scene interesting.”

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Want to Try Something Knotty? 5 Knots to Save Your Heroine 

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12 Steps to Getting Your Heroine Laid

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Editing Tip # 116 – Question Everything

Whether you’re a planner or a pantser, it’s important to both ask and answer those hard questions about your newly completed novel (or even that one you’re dusting off). Does it make sense? Where might a reader get lost? Why? What are the character arcs? Are they meaningful? Do they strike a chord? Can you […]

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Plot Cliches You Should Avoid Like the Plague

This has happened to everyone so often it’s a plot cliché in itself. You’re watching a TV show or a movie or reading a book and instead of being surprised by what happens next, it has you rolling your eyes either because you saw it coming a long way off or because you’ve seen the […]

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On Plot Resolution and Closure in Creative Writing: When Is Your Novel Supposed to End? | Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The topic of the day: When do you know you’ve reached the end of your novel, story-wise? (That is, when do you know the plot’s wrapped up?

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