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Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story. So we must learn to fuse plot and character seamlessly. Learn how in 4 steps and use your FREE worksheets to get started with your story.

How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps

Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story.

Writing Worksheet – Mini Quest (PDF) In honour of NaNoWriMo, this month’s worksheets will have one purpose: to increase your word count by hook or by book. A mini-quest is a small diversion on the character’s path. If the ultimate goal is to save the princess, then a mini-quest may be to find the magic…

Mini Quest (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)

Creative Writing Worksheet – Decision Making (PDF) Your characters’ decisions will determine the course of your story. Will they make the right choice or the wrong one? And who can tell the difference? Use this worksheet to test which decisions will weave a better tale. You can find a ZIP of all of the writing worksheets…

Decision Making (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)

Creative Writing Worksheet – Decision Making (PDF) Your characters’ decisions will determine the course of your story. Will they make the right choice or the wrong one? And who can tell the difference? Use this worksheet to test which decisions will weave

Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with. A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters

character development questions: answer all these questions and you should have a fully developed character for your audience to connect with. a strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters.

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