Plotting a Story


Plotting a Story


Once upon a time there was: _____________________________________.

Every day, _________________________. (regular world)

One day, ___________________________. (normal world changes)

Because of that, ______________________. (conflict)

Hero/heroine reacts how, ________________________.

Because of that, ______________________. (conflict)

Finally, he/she ___________________________. (resolution)

What does your character want more than anything in the world?

You, as the writer, must do everything you can to prevent them from getting it.

Happy ending or not? You decide.

Happy writing in 2015!

Natalie Bright





2 thoughts on “Plotting a Story

  1. You know I have been thinking about writing a novel and just don’t know where to start or how to develop a character I will have to take this down and try to get some brain trust going.

    • Here’s a secret– the beginning of your story might change a zillion times by the time you get to the end, and you’ll probably end up cutting the first few chapters anyway. Just start writing and see where it takes you. And BTW, Cut and save–never delete. Good luck! Thanks for your comment.

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