Plot
Video/Text

Plotting and Planning Your Novel

1 Module 2 Chapters 8 Lessons

About this course

This course guides you through the process of creating a great plot.

Start Course

Course Structure

2 Chapters

Module 1: How It Feels to Read a Good Book

Before we starting planning our novels, here are the quickest ways to improve your writing: care, projects, and a focus on characters.

The Power of Care 7 Lessons

Is Writing Advice Medical or Political?

Can writing be taught? How seriously should you take the advice from this course?

The Problem: Why Is Plot So Hard?

Let's get serious. Why is a course like this so valuable?

Why You Need "Care"

They didn't teach you this!

Plot = Care Changing Over Time

Plot isn't about events. It's about shifts in care.

Project vs Mood

Major characters should have a "project."

ONLY FOR LOGGED-IN USERS

The Danger of Dropping Care

It's SO easy to do this. And it makes your readers give up on your novel.

ONLY FOR LOGGED-IN USERS

Writing a Novel Character-First

Start your reader with a character.

ONLY FOR LOGGED-IN USERS

The Building Blocks 1 Lesson

The Goal

All right. What kind of book do we actually want to write in this course? What will the reader feel while reading it?

Pen
>