Plot Tips and Tricks: Links and Resources

redpenI’ve been deep in the midst of revising a novel this month, and the process has, as always, made me think a lot about the structure and plot of my book. When stuck on a particular plot point or problem, I like to revisit some of my favorite posts on plotting tips and techniques. Sometimes one trick is all it takes to think about your book in a completely new way. Here are some of my favorite resources for plotting tips and techniques:

1. Using Index Cards to Plot by Fiction Factor

2. Have Board, Will Plot by author Kathleen Peacock

3. Practical Tips for Plot by author Jill Murray

4. Using a Plot Board by author Erica Vetsch

5. 25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep Your Story by author Chuck Wendig (some adult language at this link)

6. Get a Big Picture of Your Novel by author Gary Corby

7. Create a Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps by Glen C. Strathy

8. Do You Have a Plot? by author/former agent Nathan Bransford

9. The Plot Whisperer

10. How to Plot Without Plotting and How to Plot with Flashcards by author Ava Jae

What are some of your favorite plot tips and tricks? Let me know in the comments!


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