How to Plot a Novel Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Randy Writes a Novel – Edinburgh 2016Jaani (Lyricist) Income, Cars, Houses, Luxurious Lifestyle, Net Worth, Favorite Things & Basics 43 thoughts on “How to Plot a Novel” This was really useful, thanks! Reply Ellen has been so valuable to my journey! She is my choice editor if and when the time comes. Reply Your words are gold, thank you for the contract Reply "Those Eyes sure do match that shirt! Photogenics. Reply Excellent advice. Reply Could you make a video explaining how to plot a novel with several main characters and several situations going on at the same time (kind of like the Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones) ? Cause i'm really struggling right now to have all my characters' goals 'fit' each other.PS : your videos are amazing, thanks a lot ! Reply You do good stuff Reply OH yes gimme deez videos. Reply This is really great advice, just like all of your videos. Reply i don’t need writers >:(i might bounce ideas :C Reply This is more or less what I have been doing, so at least I know I've been on the right track thus far. You explained a better writing process than, say, sitting down and making some list or snowflake chart. This is much more full-proof, thanks! Reply Love your videos. Your advice and experience are so helpful. I will get in touch when I finish the novel I am writing now. Reply Pansing and procrastination are my weaknesses. Especially Pansing. Reply Scrivener works really well to do this. This is my second time viewing this.I want to keep coming back to keep me on track. Reply So glad I found you! This video is extremely informative! Thank you for posting this! I can’t wait to watch your other videos ❤️ Reply You're such a huge help! I love re-watching your videos! Reply Do you still do first page Fridays? I'm an artist learning to write my own stories. I have ideas but plotting them out to tell a good stories is a little more complicated than I thought. Reply Are you still doing the free editing thing? Reply Hi guys, I just finished writing my dystopian novel. I’d appreciate it if you guys gave it a readhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Z3WPCK Reply That was the best explanation of the concepts underpinning the plotting process I have ever come across! You rock! Thanks very much. 😆👍 Reply oh my gosh she looks so different. Reply This – and all your vids – are fantastic, Ellen. I constantly have random ideas – snippets – and this will help me start post-it noting them to see how they may connect then flow. Much appreciated. Reply are you taking on new students ? Reply This is exactly where I've been hung up in my writings! Making my stories flow to where it makes sense as to why my characters react to the stimuli the way I describe in the story. I've had real trouble with arbitrariness. Thank you so much for this information, plotting may be my saving grace! Reply Très bonne vidéo. Thanks a lot. Reply Super helpful Reply Yep. I've just finished my first draft after pantsing it, and unsurprisingly, it's a mess. There are parts I like and I still like the idea, but massive areas are going to have to be replotted and rewritten Reply I decided it would be best for me to plot point my series by using the hero’s journey as a guideline Reply I have a hard time with pacing. My books are either too slow or too fast. Thanks for the pointers. I need all the help I can get. Reply "Chain reaction" really changed my perspective? It's like, this important thing wouldn't have happened without this thing that doesn't seem important until you see the important thing. I feel like plotting now. Thanks! Reply Thank you so much for making videos, I hope you continue to do so! +1 Subscriber! I would love to have you read the beginnings of my novel <3 Reply is it okay to start writing and start a novel if I am 15? or do I need more experience? Reply So simple, yet so amazingly insightfulThank you so much Reply Glad I saw this video. Reply you look like Miranda Hoobs from sex and the city😇✌️ love your videos Reply you seem to cut short at the end. Reply thank you ❤ Reply I am writing a character driven novelette. So I make a connection (As in a location) it is always connected to one of the main characters. I never write about something just for the sake of writing because I find a particular thing interesting, although I would like to. My problem is that I get closer to the end of the story (which started out as a screenplay that I wrote) I find myself falling into screenwriting elements like the Final Push, etc. Any advice. Reply Excellent Advice Reply Brock isn't an Irish name but you look very Irish! Reply it all started on a dark and windy night- i was a pizza deliveryman with a large Italian sausage …. Reply Is it possible to write a short novel if you don't know the ENDING?! I mean, can you have PLANNED everything (say) 75%, and then hope that the remaining conclusion magically appears in your mind once you arrive at it's doorstep? Reply 4:02 Chekov's gun? Is that really what you are telling these kids? Well I disagree, having things that exist in periphery of the story is what makes a universe feel alive and breathing. I usually stick loads of small stuff in there just to add either familiarity to the setting, some kids having their first drink at a beech, or to make the setting seem different from real life as to widen the reader frame of references. Those two especially work well together, pull them in then throw them of somewhat and then reign them in again. Close enough to be able to empathize with the setting and the people there but different enough that it challenges the readers preconceptions. Harry Potter does this really well, there's loads of pointless wierdness all the time, but by anchoring the story in other things that are familiar it keeps the story from snapping the reader's mind. Though Rowling does play it a bit to close for comfort in her earlier books at times. 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.