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What makes a plot intriguing? 6 ideas

What makes a plot keep you turning pages? Plot has many moving parts. Incidents and elaborations, causes and effects, doubling back and forecasting approaching events. Learn more about the relation between ‘plot’ and ‘story’ and ways to make your plot more captivating:

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Plotting Story Development

How to master plot development: 8 steps

Plot development means ensuring that your novel contains what makes stories enjoyable to read: Action and event, change, wonder and surprise. Here’s how to improve your plot-writing skills:

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Plotting Story conflict

How to make a plot captivating: 7 strategies

Sometimes you get half way through a story or novel before you realize that your plot is missing something. Maybe it plods and meanders, or there is a sameness of tension and pace. These 7 strategies will help you make a plot more captivating:

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How a Novel Ends

This week we’re fortunate to have successful author Warren Adler with us, giving his insights on how a novel ends.

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Joseph Campbell’s mythology: How to structure your story

Joseph Campbell was a writer who identified a structure common to many myths that he named the hero’s journey. You can use Joseph Campbell’s mythology to structure your own fiction regardless of the genre or type of story you want to tell.

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Three act structure: How to write a satisfyingly structured novel

First analysed by the Greek writer Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago, the three act structure still has relevance for writers today.