August 2, 2018 by Sarra Cannon
Learning how to plot a novel is one of the toughest parts of being a writer. I swear that after more than twenty-five full-length novels, I still feel like there is so much more to learn!
And while it’s true that some people (known as “pantsers”) don’t plot their novels at all, for many of us, we need an outline and an idea of where we are going before we can start writing.
If you are like me and you need to have an idea of the outline and plot of your novel before you start writing, then you are in for a treat! Over the next few weeks, I am going to be sharing with you an 8-part video series on How To Plot Your Novel. Here is what we will cover:
In today’s video, I discuss the reasons why I am a plotter and the overall structure of a story. Watch it here:
In an effort to make this plotting video series even more awesome, I have put together a Plot Your Novel workbook that will guide you through every step of the outlining process. And what’s even better is that it’s completely free!!
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On Sunday, I’ll be sharing Video #2 in this Plot Your Novel series, where I’ll discuss how to write great characters. For me, this is the first major step before I even think about anything else. Knowing my characters helps direct the entire plot of the novel, even if I’m writing a more plot-driven story.
I’ll show you what I mean on Sunday! You can come back here to find the rest of the video series, or you can subscribe to my Heart Breathings channel over on YouTube! If you click on the notification bell, you’ll receive a message the moment a new video goes up from me!
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.