Sep 23, 2019
There are so many approaches to plot and so much advice about what skeletal structure your book MUST have to succeed. But is it really that complicated? And are all these how-to books saying the same thing anyway?
The group talks about favored approaches to plotting, and the freedom of omitting bones that don’t work for the body of your work. Jess claims loud and proud what her go-to book is, and Tracey talks about the beauty of recognizing plot structure in novels you’ve already enjoyed.
QUOTE: “Be brave enough to be bad at something new” - Jon Acuff
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M Belen.