How to Outline Your Novel Part 2: Plot & Character Arcs Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Sirf Tum (Full) is a Romantic Urdu Novel by Writer & Novelist Muhamamd Iqbal ShamsThe Importance of Age in Jane Austen’s Novels 26 thoughts on “How to Outline Your Novel Part 2: Plot & Character Arcs” Great video. As good as the precious in this series. Reply Have you read manga like berserk Reply How you read manga like berserk? Reply Is it okay to not give all the characters a ton of development? In my story the main focus in upon this rag-tag team of 5 people. (The central protagonist is the leader of this group) Should I create arcs for all 5? Or just the people integral to the main plot? Reply Yo Chris this really helped I had ans exam and this really helped me thanks dude.. Reply The part at the end about how the plot arcs and character arcs grew organically, and the process of jumping around as if one was "discovery outlining" really helped me affirm the process I found myaelf engaged in, so… yeah, def helpful, fam… thumbs up Reply Thank you for these. Immensely helpful. Reply Your videos are so helpful 👍🏻 Reply It's Really interesting that I'm 15 and I actually know this already. For me it just helps to see how other do their stories Reply Thank you for the advice. Clear and concise advice. Reply I am prepping my next novel by following the examples you are giving on how to outline. I always do a lot of prep, but this method is clear and efficient. Thank you so very much for doing these videos. Reply Did I understood it correctly?Plot arc means:1)Relation between characters; Character arc means:1)Role in the plot 2)Transformation of the character Reply I have been watching videos for 2 years! Trying to find SOMETHING to help me. The blood, sweat, and tears I have went through writing my novels, is nothing compared to how angry I feel right now that I am JUST NOW finding your videos. I have a lot of refining to do. These videos need to be out there and sponsored! Great job! Reply brilliant ! Reply These videos are a treasure! Congratulations from Portugal. However I have still some difficulties to separate the plots from character arcs. For example in the hero's journey the character arc coincides with the plot, correct? Reply Will your methods work for Romance novels? How many characters should my novel obtain? Also, I'm struggling with Inciting Incident? Reply Your background music made me cry for no apparent reason. Reply I've tried outline before, well a little. But I really want to learn this process. Thanks, Chris. Reply Hey Chris i'm trying to write a semi-fictional TV drama about two countries involved in cold war. I will use some central characters to point out their role in either sowing seeds for, or making gains out of or suffering due to the confrontation. Should i start by plotting a story or following characters on their journeys? Reply His Chris, what program are you working with? Reply I'm really enjoying your series of videos Chris. As an aspiring writer myself these outline ones are the best as I've been trying to find the best way to outline and these videos are going to help me. Thanks again! Reply As with the 21 day challenge videos, I'm enjoying your journey through plotting the prequel. On another tack, I was curious about what software you use to produce your videos – both screen capture and video editing. They're highly professional videos and attention-grabbing. Reply Fabulous. You have a knack for taking complex subjects and boiling it down to its understandable essentials. Reply Another terrific video. Thank you. Reply Another great video, Chris! Thanks. Reply Love it! Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.