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Creating a Flexible Plotline

——   Created by Lindsey Renee Backen

A unique approach to structuring your novel or book.

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Project Description

You will use string and sticky notes to organize and keep track of your writing project, growing your project from basic outline structure into organized layers of subplots and any other details you want to remember!

1. Use sticky notes to outline your basic plot points to guide you through the story structure.

2. Add a second line with subplots or parallel timelines to help add layers into your storyline.

3. Discover your main character's core need and learn to analyze each scene for his driving motive.

4. Add in important details, quotes, ideas, or props and people you need to ensure are included in a section.

The course project

Send in a photo of your final plotline and tell us a bit about your story and any discoveries you made along the way.

7 Lessons

2 mins
Are You a Plotter or a Panster?
2 mins
Gathering Your Supplies
5 mins
Creating Your Main Plot
4 mins
Finding Your Main Goal
5 mins
Adding Secondary Plots
5 mins
Adding Props, Places, and Items
2 mins
Clearing the Line

About the instructor

Lindsey Renee Backen

Writing is a skill that can be developed, honed, and enjoyed just as any other skill. Your experiences, unique blend of knowledge and skills, and …

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