Blockbuster Plots for Writers strives to be a one stop resource for all your plotting needs. Whether you are a screenwriter, memoirist, novelist, short story writer, or a writer for young adults or children, you will find straight-forward techniques guaranteed to deepen the plot and structure of your work in progress.
You’ve likely heard the writer’s mantra: “Show, don’t tell.”
In order to "show" plot, Blockbuster Plots utilizes two plot templates:
- The Plot Planner approaches plot from the overall story level
- The Scene Tracker breaks down plot at the scene level
Each of these plot tools support writing plot as a layering of:
- Dramatic Action
- Character Emotional Development (transformation)
- Thematic Significance
The Scene Tracker and the Plot Planner help you track your plot lines so you can "see" how they work at both the overall story and within each of your scenes for the greatest good of the story itself.
Use the Resources pages for a more indepth definition of plot at what is plot?, a special section devoted to the specific plot parameters for whatever your writing project, help in determining what kind of writer you are (you may be surprised to learn the answer), to read about how other writers craft their best-selling manuscripts, locate writing contests and opportunities where you can submit your writing for publication, and explore great links to other writing resources.
Blockbuster Plots hosts workshops for groups of writers throughout the year. To learn about participating in a workshop, check out the Plot Workshops for more details and the schedule of both live and online workshops.
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