Plot out your novel with an arrow diagram!

You’ve got your story idea. You’ve got a protagonist. Now it’s time to plot out the story! But where do you start? Many writers make the mistake of trying to outline the entire novel chapter by chapter, and they lose sight of the most crucial elements of storytelling. Let me humbly suggest an alternative that works much better. In this episode, I’ll also introduce a Master Concept known as the Principle of Antagonism.

I wrote an article about the importance of challenging your hero. Read it here!

If you’re struggling with plot, consider retelling a fairy tale or fable! I wrote an article in Cemetery Dance about this, and included a writing activity, too!

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Want to learn more about the Hero’s Journey? Here’s a good primer