Plotting Your Story: How to Craft a Complex, Compelling Story That Keeps Readers Turning the Pages

Updated: Sep 28

Hi, everyone, and welcome to my blog post series…

Plotting Your Story: How to Craft a Complex, Compelling Story Plot!


This particular series is based on a Skillshare video course I created in December 2017 (but which is currently no longer available in video format).  I got great feedback on the content from students who took the video course, even though the videos themselves were not the best quality. In this blog series, I’ll be covering the EXACT SAME methods and techniques I showed in the original Skillshare video course, with visuals, etc.


These are the techniques I’ve found for crafting characters, plots, and overall stories that keep readers enthralled and turning those pages.  🙂


Here’s the overview of what I’ll be covering in this series:

  1. Premise

  2. Internal Story

  3. External Story

  4. Thematic Threads

  5. Revelations

  6. Detailed Outlining

  7. The Perfect Ending

Each of these is a separate blog post, and gives an explanation of the topic, shows some pictures and examples, and gives a suggested “Assignment” you can do to develop those particular aspects of your story.   


If you walk through the full series with me, you can have  your story totally planned and ready to write by the end of post 7!  🙂


Ready to begin?  Start with Plotting Your Story, Step #1: Premise!


I hope you find this series helpful.  Let me know what you think!


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