Plotting

How To Develop A Plot

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Got Your Story? Now To Develop Your Plot!

It seems to me that just as there are two types of outliners – those who do and those who don’t, there are also two types of plotters; those who plot first and those who develop characters first. I’m one the latter people. I develop my characters, find out their story and then build the […]

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 […]

Being a writer

How To Find Your Voice As An Author

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When people ask to join the WITW Facebook group, I ask them three questions, one of which is all about what’s holding them back right now. Rather than waiting until I have all the big goodies ready for you, I thought I’d start addressing these issues right now on the blog. Because, why wait? We […]

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, […]