Late last year the amazing team at SCBWI Words & Pictures magazine asked if I would pull together a few blog posts for their KnowHow series. I’ve been a huge fan of W&P for some time, the team are really supportive of new and emerging writers, the craft of creating stories and the community as a whole.
Here follows my collected posts on ‘plot’ with some of the key things I’ve learned over the years. I hope you find them useful.
All writers feel blinded by plot sometimes…
Includes 2 exercises (w/ways to expand & use them in your book) for you to try; & recommends a great book 'What If?' (Pamela Painter, Anne Bernays)
Did you know you can breakdown plotting from acts all the way to sentence structure. If you're stuck, with the big picture, go smaller; if you're lost in the detail, fly above to find the road that will show you the way.
I hope you enjoyed the articles, and really recommend reading further around the W&P site, as well as following them on twitter for lots more tips, tricks and news.