Plotting

How To Create A Story Arc

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How to Create A Story Arc

Stories are full of arcs. Depending on the length of your story, there could be multiple character arcs, all intertwining with each other. There will also be a number of story arcs. The biggest arc will make up your main plot, and that’s what we’re looking at today.   What is a story arc? A […]

Plotting

Four Places To Start If You’ve Got Plot Problems

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If you've got plot problems, I feel bad for you... Here's how to fix them

If you’re having plot problems, I feel back for you. I got 99% problems and… Well… A few of them are plot problems. They’re a common thing. And there’s not one answer, which means that when someone says they’re having trouble with their plot, it can take a while to find something that works. So, […]

Plotting

The Magic of Subplots in Your Novel

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This Saved My First Novel

  It took me seven years to write my first published novel. Seven years! Okay, so I wrote another first draft in the middle, but still. Seven years. I paused half way through writing it, partly because I got distracted by another idea but partly because the story wasn’t going well. Something was wrong. Something […]