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Mind-Mapping Your Story

Writers are always thinking about plots and outlines. If you’re writing a book, you’re thinking about plots, subplots, plot twists, characters, motivation and heaven knows what else. If you’re writing an article, you’re thinking about the...

Plotting by Personality

Work With Your Natural Instincts! What’s the best way to plot? Quick answer: the best way to plot is whatever works best for you. After all, we’re all different. Interview any group of a dozen writers and you’ll find they all have different times of...

Scenes and Structure

Beginning writers often tend to think of a book as a series of chapters. It’s actually more useful to regard it as a series of linked scenes. Why? Because it makes it a lot easier to control the pace of your story. ‘Pace’ may be described as the...