Nine Steps To A Perfect Plot


Hope all you crazy NaNo’ers are doing fantastically! I had originally planned to try and finish up my current WIP in time to start something new for the month and sort of unofficially participate, but as I was frantically writing last week one of my characters decided to stop being super passive and use all her skills and now I have at least 15K left to add. Go me.

Also, this is what happens when you write the beginning, then the ending, and then go back to fill in the middle. *shrugs*

So today I thought I’d help you learn from my mistakes and share my time honored method for plotting a story.

Le Plot Points

1. Something happens

2. Characters – “why was I worried? It’ll be fine.”

2.5. PSYCH!

3. Something terrible happens

4. *Character sweating.* It’s fine. IM FINE!!

4.5. time for a snack

5. Escalation

6. *Characters softly weeping*

6.5 why is everyone yelling?

7. Explosions probably

7.5 I bet someone dies here

8. Scene with delicious food happens here

9. Everyone is happy until I decide to make it into a ten book series with 20 spinoffs.

(Fun fact: Happy initially autocorrected to shot πŸ˜› So if that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about my books, then idk what to tell you.)

Aand as you can clearly tell, I’m an expert at this sort of thing. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy a short post today that’s basically me pretending to still be alive. I’m still working away on edits and on writing. And I just started a new marketing course that I’m very excited about, so you might see some more changes around here in the future.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this month? I know it’s still early, but how are you doing? Everyone else, how is your November going? Who’s ready for Thanksgiving?

6 thoughts on “Nine Steps To A Perfect Plot

  1. Le Plot Points are super true, haha! Lots of stuff happening in our stories is what keeps things interesting. Sadly I’m not doing NaNo this year, since I’ll be racing Ironman Arizona next weekend. But I’ll be back to do NaNoWriMo next year! Best of luck in your writing, and may it be productive πŸ™‚

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