Saturday, February 1, 2014


 Hello all! We have a guest post from my friend Alyssa. Thanks Alyssa!

Hello Everybody,

          Today we are going to focus on a very important part of every novel: the plot. You have probably already thought up your characters, places, and animals for your book, but you can't seem to figure out a good story. A plot is what captivates readers, and what will keep them reading till the end because they love the story.
 Now keep in mind that not all books have plots. Biographies for example, usually don't have plots. But fiction books almost always have them. So if you are writing fiction, then this is a post for you. :)

 What is a plot?

 Wikipidia says it's:

 Plot: Noun one, the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interlaced sequence.


 Plot (Narrative) Is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particular as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, how the reader views the story, or simply by coincidence. One is generally interested in how well this pattern of events accomplishes some artistic or emotional effect.

Probably the most popular plot is:

Good Guy + Bad Good=Bad Guy wants to do something bad, Good Guy fights, and the Good Guy wins. (Think of most super hero type books or movies)

Other plots could be:

Good Guy+Good Guy turned bad

Friend+Friend who disagree

Bad Guy+Bad Guy turned good

Once you figure out the plot you want to use, fit your characters, places and other miscellaneous into it and go write!!

 ~Alyssa Monk

P.S. Alyssa has a blog called Bits and Spurs if anyone wants to check it out!! It's on the blog page.

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