Category Archives: Plotting

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 28

Welcome to the 28th day of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about the beginning of the final, epic showdown between your protagonist and antagonist, and what makes a good climax.

Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for Day 29 plotting tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 27

Welcome to NaNoWriMo Day 27!

Today we’re talking about how to isolate your protagonist from his/her allies and set up the final showdown with the antagonist.

Thanks for dropping by–come back tomorrow for more plotting tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 26

Welcome to Day 26 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about the initial skirmish between the protagonist’s and antagonist’s forces, and the role your secondary characters play as we build to the climax.

Thanks for coming by–stop in tomorrow for Day 27 plotting tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 25

Welcome to Day 25 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about how your protagonist and his/her allies are preparing for the climax and what kind of climax you’re promising the reader with what you show or don’t show.

Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for Day 26 plotting tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 24

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 24!

Today we’re talking about how your protagonist rallies after the dark moments and is launched into a final do-or-do confrontation with the antagonist.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 23

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 23!

Today we’re talking about how the dark moment is a defining point in your character’s growth arc and how it foreshadows the climax, as well as the protagonist’s choice between who s/he started out as and who s/he could become by the end of the story.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you tomorrow!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 22

Welcome to Day 22 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about how the second plot point creates the dark moment and foreshadows your story’s climax.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

The 30 Day Novel, NaNoWriMo Series: Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about how to move your characters into the second plot point, and how the second plot point is a launching pad for Act 3, the dark moment, and the climax of your story.

Thanks for stopping by–I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about why it’s so common to get stuck between the first and second pinch points, and how to keep your story moving forward as the character’s growth arc unfolds.

Thanks for stopping by — come back tomorrow for Day 21 tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 19

Welcome to Day 19 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about the aftermath of the second pinch point and how it moves the protagonist’s character arc forward. Also, a tip for keeping your writing space clear.

Happy writing today, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!