Learning the Essentials of Plotting Your Novel

fictionwritingtips: I get a lot of questions about plotting, so I figured I’d write up some tips on getting started. Learning how to plot your novel can be difficult, but it’s really all about knowing what your characters want and… Read moreLearning the Essentials of Plotting Your Novel

Learning the Essentials of Plotting Your Novel

fictionwritingtips: I get a lot of questions about plotting, so I figured I’d write up some tips on getting started. Learning how to plot your novel can be difficult, but it’s really all about knowing what your characters want and… Read moreLearning the Essentials of Plotting Your Novel

I desperately want to write something with length and arcs and things like that but the disdain for my characters and my indifference to the situations I put them in has me at a loss. I imagine this might just be a failing of mine, and nature’s way of telling me to stick to shorter stories where all involved die at the end. Or maybe I’m missing something?

Okay, so I sort of address some of your issues in this post–and at the very least, the links I include in said post may be quite useful for you: http://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/139214012689/hi-so-i-finished-most-of-my-nanowrimo-novel-but I think the most important thing is to figure… Read moreI desperately want to write something with length and arcs and things like that but the disdain for my characters and my indifference to the situations I put them in has me at a loss. I imagine this might just be a failing of mine, and nature’s way of telling me to stick to shorter stories where all involved die at the end. Or maybe I’m missing something?

I desperately want to write something with length and arcs and things like that but the disdain for my characters and my indifference to the situations I put them in has me at a loss. I imagine this might just be a failing of mine, and nature’s way of telling me to stick to shorter stories where all involved die at the end. Or maybe I’m missing something?

Okay, so I sort of address some of your issues in this post–and at the very least, the links I include in said post may be quite useful for you: http://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/139214012689/hi-so-i-finished-most-of-my-nanowrimo-novel-but I think the most important thing is to figure… Read moreI desperately want to write something with length and arcs and things like that but the disdain for my characters and my indifference to the situations I put them in has me at a loss. I imagine this might just be a failing of mine, and nature’s way of telling me to stick to shorter stories where all involved die at the end. Or maybe I’m missing something?

hi! so i finished most of my nanowrimo novel but i’m really struggling with the ending now. i had an outline when i started but the novel has changed so much as i wrote that the ending i had originally doesn’t really fit and i almost feel like my conflict has no real solution now. i’ve tried giving my novel space and i still feel just as lost. any advice to solving a conflict that seems unsolvable? thanks!

Hi! That’s actually a problem that a lot of writers have at some point in their career, so try not to feel too bad about it, okay? There are a lot of different types of conflicts, but they can be… Read morehi! so i finished most of my nanowrimo novel but i’m really struggling with the ending now. i had an outline when i started but the novel has changed so much as i wrote that the ending i had originally doesn’t really fit and i almost feel like my conflict has no real solution now. i’ve tried giving my novel space and i still feel just as lost. any advice to solving a conflict that seems unsolvable? thanks!

hi! so i finished most of my nanowrimo novel but i’m really struggling with the ending now. i had an outline when i started but the novel has changed so much as i wrote that the ending i had originally doesn’t really fit and i almost feel like my conflict has no real solution now. i’ve tried giving my novel space and i still feel just as lost. any advice to solving a conflict that seems unsolvable? thanks!

Hi! That’s actually a problem that a lot of writers have at some point in their career, so try not to feel too bad about it, okay? There are a lot of different types of conflicts, but they can be… Read morehi! so i finished most of my nanowrimo novel but i’m really struggling with the ending now. i had an outline when i started but the novel has changed so much as i wrote that the ending i had originally doesn’t really fit and i almost feel like my conflict has no real solution now. i’ve tried giving my novel space and i still feel just as lost. any advice to solving a conflict that seems unsolvable? thanks!

I’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?

Hi! Your question makes me quite sad. If you like to write, then you should pursue it. It’s that simple. School doesn’t help much in terms of creative writing. Over the summer, when I was little, my mom would make… Read moreI’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?

I’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?

Hi! Your question makes me quite sad. If you like to write, then you should pursue it. It’s that simple. School doesn’t help much in terms of creative writing. Over the summer, when I was little, my mom would make… Read moreI’ve been trying to write for years. Unfortunately I’m very young and the schooling I’ve received on writing is nothing like I what I write about. I’m only 14 now, but little phrases and ideas bounce around in my head. However when I write I feel like it’s not good or mature enough because of my lack of experience. I can’t tend to think of original plots as I’m just surrounded in other people’s work. Do you have any advice on plot development? And do you think I should continue trying to write?

Hi, I want to ask if you ever use template planning tools when you write? I’ve just made a site Story Planner, to offer these online. It has character outlines, structure plans, formula for log lines, that kind of stuff…! Are you someone who likes a plan or do you prefer to jump straight in and write. :)

Hi! Thanks for the question. That sounds pretty neat! It looks like there’s a subscription fee, though. 🙁 I might try it out sometime when I’m not scrounging for rent. 🙂 I personally have a lot of different methods. Sometimes,… Read moreHi, I want to ask if you ever use template planning tools when you write? I’ve just made a site Story Planner, to offer these online. It has character outlines, structure plans, formula for log lines, that kind of stuff…! Are you someone who likes a plan or do you prefer to jump straight in and write. 🙂

Hi, I want to ask if you ever use template planning tools when you write? I’ve just made a site Story Planner, to offer these online. It has character outlines, structure plans, formula for log lines, that kind of stuff…! Are you someone who likes a plan or do you prefer to jump straight in and write. :)

Hi! Thanks for the question. That sounds pretty neat! It looks like there’s a subscription fee, though. 🙁 I might try it out sometime when I’m not scrounging for rent. 🙂 I personally have a lot of different methods. Sometimes,… Read moreHi, I want to ask if you ever use template planning tools when you write? I’ve just made a site Story Planner, to offer these online. It has character outlines, structure plans, formula for log lines, that kind of stuff…! Are you someone who likes a plan or do you prefer to jump straight in and write. 🙂

plotlinehotline: Plotting a Realistic Story from a Cast of Characters Sometimes when starting a new story, you have your cast of characters completely figured out. You have all their back stories written out, you know their jobs, and their strengths… Read more

plotlinehotline: Plotting a Realistic Story from a Cast of Characters Sometimes when starting a new story, you have your cast of characters completely figured out. You have all their back stories written out, you know their jobs, and their strengths… Read more