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Ron’s Tip of the Day Plotting

Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Today I am looking at Plotting.

The plot is the framework of the story. It’s the structure upon which you build, insert characters, scenes and the like. You want to always keep the plot in the back of your mind so you can call it back when needed.

The plot is essential. Without it your story will ramble, bore, and ultimately fail. The plot does not guarantee success of the story, but no plot will guarantee the story will flop.

Every scene should somehow connect with that plot. Think of the plot as the foundation of a building. It is the necessary framework to support that building and you are the engineer building the story character by character, and scene by scene.

You probably have a library filled with books in your favorite genre. Examine some of them and you will see how important plot is to the story. As with other aspects of writing you can find entire books written about plotting. Check out your library or local bookstore and you will find some excellent books. But mostly remember to keep your plot in mind when writing.

Tip of the Day: Always keep the plot in mind.

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