Plotting Fiction: Novellas And The Story Question (Novella Series 3)

When you’re plotting fiction, here’s the essence: your plot is what your characters DO. We discussed developing characters in our second article in this novella-writing series, Writing Short Fiction: How To Develop Characters (Novella Series 2). When you focus on what your characters do, and WHY they do it, plotting your novella is simple, even if you’re a dedicated pantser, … Read more

Writing Tips: Outline Fiction The Easy Way

You’re frustrated with your fiction. Perhaps you need some writing tips to help you to outline your fiction because you’re like me, a natural-born pantser. (A “pantser” is someone who prefers to write by the seat of his pants; sans outline.) I’ve had requests for outlining tips. So, I thought I’d resurrect my article, “6 Tips For Writers Who Hate … Read more

How To Plot A Novella: 3 Tips

Want to plot a novella? I had a question from an author who wants to speed up his process using Write And Sell A Novella In 7 Days. His question: “I love the program but struggle with the plotting. Any tips?” Great question. How to plot a novella: keep it simple Think of a novella as a stripped-down version of … Read more