Figuring Out Your Plot

Eureka! Something exciting just happened. You’ve found a magnificent idea for a novel. All you have to do now, is write it down and turn it into an exceptional story. Piece of cake, right? Well frankly, coming up with an idea is the easiest part of the writing process. You’ve got a bumpy road ahead of you. Your first obstacle? Figuring out your plot.

Chances are you will know how your story begins once you’ve tought about your idea. You might not be certain what your opening scene should be, but you’ll know how your story will kick off. If you’re lucky you might even know how it could end. But how do you go from start to finish? How do you fill up the gaps? How do you tackle the dreaded middle?

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