Tag: paradigms

  • Plotting Act 2: 23 Ways to Defeat the Sagging Middle!

    I am plotting Act 2, and the terror of the empty page is hitting, take two. So, I’m going back to some previous posts about plotting to see what they will tell me about plot, especially the middle of this novel. In 9 Ways of Looking at Plot, I looked at various ways to plot; […]

  • 4 More Plot Variations

    In part 1, I covered plot patterns beginning with character or beginning with a pattern such as the Hero’s Journey. This continues the discussion of 9 ways to plot. 5. Combinations of Plot Paradigms Many descriptions of how to write plot combine a couple of these paradigms: Overlaid with Three Act Structure. Syd Field: Snowflake […]