Subplots Fight Writer’s Block

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Subplots are a connected sequence of events, just like any other plot; the difference is that this is a minor plot with fewer developments. It should affect the main plot in some important way--or else you should delete it--but it doesn't need the same development of a main plot. I am still plotting my trilogy, ...

Don’t Plot Like I Do!

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I’m warning you! Don’t plot like I do. I’ve been working on the plot of a new novel for about six weeks and I’m still stumbling around. I’ll describe the messy process here and hope that you manage to shortcut your own process. It started last year with an idea and a short story that gave backstory ...

General to Specific: From One Sentence to a Plot

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So, I have a general outline of my story but the writing still isn't flowing. I realized that I need to break down major events into smaller sections, so I will know what to write. I've gone through two stages of plotting or outlining, each one getting more specific. Here's an example: 1. First, I stared with ...