Structure Plot & Stories Easily


Although most writers have a general plot before they read this post, I recommend reading my Organizing Your GeneralPlot   and Fleshing Out a Story if you’re seriously interested in learning more (it wouldn’t hurt to read How to Fix Plot Pitfalls either).

As all writers know, the creative mind never really comes up with a story plot without characters and some pieces of the story outline. This post is just the first step to creating a story, the final step being the Author’s Plot Line. Do not skip ahead and start the plot line, subplots, or Author Plot Line. Read this first.

“Plot is what happens in your story. Every story needs structure, just as every body needs a skeleton. It is how you ‘flesh out and clothe’ your structure that makes each story unique.” – Caroline Lawrence

Easy Steps to Structure the Skeleton

Step 1:…

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Author: Cianaodh Óg - a.k.a. Troy Young

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, magickal name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Tribe Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger as well as Chief High Mucky Muck at Alliance of Polyspiritual Eclectics.

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