As I’m currently plotting for my fantasy trilogy Sunder, it’s an ideal time to recap on Plot arcs. There will be a follow on blog regarding plotting posted tomorrow. Happy reading.
Plot Arc’s are an important aspect of your novel.
The eight points of plot arcs are below.
- The quest
- Key choice
Every classic plot will pass through these stages personally I don’t use them to plan a story, but instead use the points during my normal writing process, Nigel Watts’ in his novelWriting A Novel and Getting Published does the same.
I find [the eight-point arc] most useful as a checklist against which to measure a work in progress. If I sense a story is going wrong, I see if I’ve unwittingly missed out a stage of the eight-point arc. It may not guarantee you write a brilliant story, but it will help you avoid some of the pitfalls of a brilliant idea gone wrong.
Let’s look at each point and see what it means.
Normal“every day life” before any conflict…
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