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!
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:
- Why a plot, outline or plan is helpful, even if you consider yourself a “pantser”
- How to plot a novel using one side of a sheet of paper
- A bit about archetypal plot structures
- The simple way to create a character arc
- The 8 story stages and how they fit together
- How to work with fill-in-the-blanks example scenes
- Plotting order vs. Story order
You will need:
- A sheet of paper
- A pencil
- An eraser
- A pair of scissors
Enrolment is NOW OPEN!…
After you watch the workshop and understand the basic process of creating your rough plot, you may want to…
- Work on rewriting and expanding your synopsis.
- 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.
- Make more notes about your story – you may want to list the characters, the places, and a rough timeline.
- Journal about your novel idea so you remember why you love it!
- Create a more detailed outline using a novel template, or…
- … start writing the first scene!
- The One Page Novel Workbook in The Coterie
- Plot Formula Post
- Novel Outline Templates
- Free Novel Outline + Training
- The One Page Novel Online Course
- How to Be the Heroine of Your Own Story Online Course
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