How to Plot Your Novel On One Page (Video Workshop)

In this 1-hour writing workshop we create a fantasy story plot using randomly-generated elements. Why not take some time to sit back, relax, and learn how to plot a novel on one page? It’s fast, FUN, and it can change the way you view stories forever!

How to Plot a Novel on One Page - Video Workshop

With NaNoWriMo around the corner I was wondering what I could offer to help you WriMos new and old…

Eventually I landed on the idea of filming another plot demonstration. You may have watched my previous demos if you’re on my email list; they’re probably my favourite spontaneous writing exercise and using pretty stationery this time made the process even more fun! :)

If you’re struggling with your story idea or plot right now, grab a piece of paper & PRESS PLAY!

How to Plot a Novel, Novella, or Short Story

This video covers:

  1. Why a plot, outline or plan is helpful, even if you consider yourself a “pantser”
  2. How to plot a novel using one side of a sheet of paper
  3. A bit about archetypal plot structures
  4. The simple way to create a character arc
  5. The 8 story stages and how they fit together
  6. How to work with fill-in-the-blanks example scenes
  7. Plotting order vs. Story order

You will need:

  1. A sheet of paper
  2. A pencil
  3. An eraser
  4. A pair of scissors

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Where Next?

After you watch the workshop and understand the basic process of creating your rough plot, you may want to…

  1. Work on rewriting and expanding your synopsis.
  2. Consider how much detail you want in each plot point. Sign up for the free novel outline for more practical exercises to help you with this.
  3. Make more notes about your story – you may want to list the characters, the places, and a rough timeline.
  4. Journal about your novel idea so you remember why you love it!
  5. Create a more detailed outline using a novel template, or…
  6. start writing the first scene!

Resources Mentioned

  1. The One Page Novel Workbook in The Coterie
  2. Plot Formula Post
  3. Novel Outline Templates
  4. Free Novel Outline + Training
  5. The One Page Novel Online Course
  6. How to Be the Heroine of Your Own Story Online Course

Further Resources You Might Like…

  1. Preptober Schedule
  2. How to Write a Novella
  3. NaNoWriMo Resource List
  4. How to Write Fast

How to Plot a Novel on One Page for NaNoWriMo & Beyond