To build a great story, we need:

 

A POWERFUL PLOT


 

Characters in conflict


Scenes designed for drama


Sneaky Plot Problems: Countdown Top TEn

Editors see these plot problems over and over in fiction manuscripts. In my experience, these are among the most common rejection reasons.  Let's count them down, starting with #10, Backstory!

Braiding the Character with the Plot

If you think of the plot as the protagonist's journey, you can overcome a lot of the Fear of Plotting. So let’s talk about the journey, and then connect it to the parts of the plot.   

WHAT IS HIS/HER JOURNEY?

PLOT AND PLAY: 5 BEST VIDEOGAME STORIES

Not all videogames are just video and just game like NBALive. Some are stories told in a game format, as elaborate and deep as a novel, but with the added “game” elements that make the fiction interactive and participatory. 

FREE CLASS: CREATING SYMPATHETIC CHARACTERS