Category Archives: Plot

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Writing Methods | Pantzers vs Plotters Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

What's your writing method? Do you plot everything out before you start, like you did with your essays at college? Or do you just start writing? Myself, I just start writing and then plan as I go. In this guest post, Sheldon Townsend discusses ways of writing from a practical point of view.
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Outlining vs Chaos: the Pantser vs Plotter Dilemma

I have a tendency to just sit and write, developing a mind map as I go in order to keep track of characters and events. Is that how Pantsers work? In this post on how to be an author, Catherine McLean outlines the differences between Pantsers and Plotters, giving us a clear insight into the technical side of writing.

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Subplot and Plot: Weaving a Narrative From Story and Sidestory

I remember reading somewhere about someone in the film industry rejecting most of the screenplays that crossed his desk for lack of subplot. Side story is essential to creating depth to the main story and often provides context and background to the main story, increasing focus, tension and conflict - drawing the reader in to the web the author has woven. Continue reading Subplot and Plot: Weaving a Narrative From Story and Sidestory