Plotting Short Fiction

This was a neat article I stumbled across on plotting short fiction:

The author shows a helpful chart that she uses to help map her stories.  Specifically, she discusses how to work out scenarios.  What I really liked what how she emphasizes the idea that "plot happens."  The best scenes are created when you just let the characters react to each other or the scenario.

I thought it might be a useful resource if anyone happens to be stuck on their story.  Maybe to help work through the writer's block...?


Popular posts from this blog

Author interview: Chuck Heintzelman

Review of "The Truth about Rebecca," a short story by E.M. Youman

Dean Wesley Smith on Making a Living With Short Stories