March 19, 2009

Building Better Plots

I've written a portion of my current WIP with no outline or plot arc of any kind and now I'm stuck. I have no idea where the story is going and it's driving me nuts. Every idea I come up with seems stupid and I'm terrified that if I try it someone somewhere will know how utterly unqualified I am to be a writer.

But I've been reading Building Better Plots by Robert Kernen and it seems to be helping a bit. I like the way he puts things in a way I can understand more than most other books I've read. It's helped me put into perspective the way I plot and outline and I recommend it highly for those who can't seem to figure out where their story is going next.

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