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Working with Plot — Free e-book!

Dustin Tigner wrote an e-book on plot for the LegendFire.com writing community. Dustin presents the basic plot line as follows: Beginning (Change) Main Goal (Question) Middle Goal Confrontation Climax End Tidbits: To hook a reader at the start of your novel, you need to incorporate change. This seems obvious, once considered: Who wants to...
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[video] Seven-Point Story-Writing System-o-tron!

Dan Wells gave an awesome talk on Story Structure at BYU’s science fiction and fantasy symposium: Life, the Universe, and Everything. He goes into great depth on the seven-point system he uses to plot all of his stories. The system goes like this: Hook Plot turn 1 Pinch Midpoint Pinch Plot turn 2 Resolution This...
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Should you write from a plot outline?

Do you sit down every day to write and find yourself doing something, anything, other than writing? Do you have trouble meeting your word goals, even though you spend 13 hours a day in front of the computer? Do you have an RSS feed reader with no unread posts, but fall short of your...
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