Thickening The Plot

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I’ve heard some writers are blessed with the ability to spill their brains on the page and have the premise, rising action and resolution come out in the flow of words. This happens to you all the time right?

Yeah, me neither.

That leaves us to write and revise until we get it right. Sometimes, having a structure to hang your story on can help you flesh it out in advance of writing or a structure can help fill in the holes on revision. Every writer has their own way of working through the process, but there are a few methodologies out there to make organizing your story easier. Here is a non-exhaustive list of plotting methodologies.

The Snowflake Method

This ten step plotting method has you start out at the broadest level possible for describing your story (one summary sentence) and expand the level of detail at each level…

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