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
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