Sometimes we don’t start something because we are unsure of how to begin.
Many writers have a story they want to tell, but they do not understand how to translate the events and characters in their head into a structured plot. So they just start writing, counting on their imaginations to provide one story event after another.
But eventually, the next idea doesn’t arrive, writer’s block sets in, and the story winds up in a drawer.
And it might have been a wonderful story. It just lacked structure.
This plot-development overview will give you more than enough to get started on your story or get unstuck if you feel your plot is not progressing. It will introduce you to the components of a story, which will make writing more manageable and fun—and it doesn’t confine you to formulas that don’t fit your vision.
I cannot encourage you enough to invest in your creativity! Writing stories can change your life, and understanding the nuances of story design will make you a more creative, independent writer. I am so excited for your storytelling journey, and I wish you well with your writing!