Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Arcs and the Plot

 
There’s a lot that can be said about plotting, weaving elements into your story in a specific way. There are processes that work well for one person, but not for another.

Whether you create detailed character bio sheets and have your story outlined in detail, down to the type of soap in the hotel bathroom, or if you’re what they call a pantster—someone who writes by the seat of their pants—I think this analogy will help.

I’m a believer that your best writing happens when…

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

 
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