People may not always behave in a logical manner, but when you are planning out your stories, your characters should. Creating characters without any internal logic will produce an inconsistent, illogical mess. Fortunately, there is a simple trick for fixing this problem
Start with action sounds like simple advice, but making it work takes careful consideration and planning. The opening action sets the tone for your entire story. Make sure yours doesn’t fall into one of these traps.
Today, the main character has failed his test. His character arc is in ruins. In the sequel to the second plot point, the new belief crumbles.
My first attempt at plotting crashes hard.
Use this NaNoWriMo calendar in your preparation for this November. Use the daily word counts and matching plot points to keep your story on track
Who’s in charge of your character’s life? It might not be who you think.
Simple tips for raising the stakes and creating more tension in your manuscript.