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Welcome to Plot

Episode 021

Hey guys, welcome back to a new month and a new topic. Drum roll please! This month we’re tackling plot and like all fo the previous lessons this is just a step that we’re building into our tool box.

Today we’re going to dig into a little bit of an introduction about plot. We all know that they’re really important and that thy serve to be an essential part of the story, but they’re not what makes your readers pick up your book. It’s the characters and they’re extraordinary snippet of life that you’re writing about.

The major points of today’s podcast are:

  • Plot is the core part of a story.
  • The characters are an essential part of the plot.
  • But the real work with plot is your characters, they need to be full formed, three dimensional beings who have real lives and have a real understanding about what they want or who they are.
  • There are three main components to the plot. They are Character, The goal, and the conflict that stop the goal from happening right away.
  • “Plot grows out of character. If you focus on who the people in your story are, if you sit and write about two people you know and are getting to know better day by day something is bound to happen.” – Anne Lammot.
  • There are no new plots.

Tell me what did you take away from this week’s lesson?

I’d love to know.

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Mandi is a writer, reader, dreamer and is breaking procrastinating inner editors, one at a time.

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