Do You Have a Weak Plot?


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I’m in the midst of trying to complete a rough draft of my novel, Hello Hell. Some 40,000 words in, I decided to change the timeline, which also requires additional changes to some of the characters and the setting. Don’t you just love the hairbrain ideas that come to us in the middle of the night? It is a daunting task already, but I’m also trying as I go, to examine the structure of my story.  David Villalva over at Story & Craft has a wonderful post out today discussing plot and high stakes. “A weak plot propels them to check out,” he says and offers an excellent and simple Stakes formula: If protagonist does not achieve the story goal, negative outcomes will occur.

Want more information and a free download of his Storytelling blueprint, check out David’s site.

Interested in a Free Revision Workshop?

It’s here and free. If  you have a work in progress (WIP) or competed a draft manuscript, you’ll love this opportunity to walk through a detailed revision with Janice Hardy.

Fiction University: Janice Hardy

Today is day one of  Fiction University’s Month-Long-at- Home Revision Workshop.  Today’s lesson focuses on your story structure.

Ms. Hardy provides a number of links, for outliners and pantser’s alike, to begin the process of analyzing your structure. 

Need to play catchup? Find the preliminary preparation here on her introductory page.

Thanks Janice, for this amazing opportunity.