Plot that book!
Know that character!
This article guides you through a free-writing exercise that will help you explore your character's journey. With this journey, you can use what you learn about the character's strengths, conflict, and goal to create story events. You'll be outlining a plot which is deepened and individualized by the close connection to the character. "Outline Your Novel in 30 Minutes" offers the brainstorming help you need to discover the depth and power within your own story.
Alicia Rasley is the RITA-award winning author of a dozen novels and several books about writing. She teaches writing and literature at two universities, and tutors writing students and novelists. Her novels have been won awards and achieved best-seller status in their genre. The Year She Fell was #1 Amazon bestseller in 2010 and again in 2011 and 2012. Her blog at www.edittorrent.blogspot.com explores narrative and stylistic aspects of fiction writing. She says, "I am a reader first. That's my approach to analyzing and teaching fiction writing: Consider the reader's experience!"
She adds, "If you like this writing article, check out my books on plotting and point of view at my Amazon Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/qhgsdwe
Your pedagogy is amazing, all
those thoughtful usable exercises. You should get a PhD for it, too, and
awards, along with grateful thanks. Judith Stanton, award-winning author and
I love this article! It is such a great
resource for authors. I put a link to it in my latest blog post. I hope you get
a ton of traffic. You deserve it. Cindy
M. Hogan Author of Watched, Director of iwritenetwork.com
You are truly an amazing teacher. Tops. Paige Parnell