Writing Fiction: 5 Exercises to Craft a Compelling Plot skillshare originals badge

Lisa Ko, Author

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11 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. The Power of Plot

      2:44
    • 3. Reading: "Pat + Sam"

      3:06
    • 4. Exercise 1: Generate an Idea

      2:26
    • 5. Exercise 2: Who is Your Character?

      9:04
    • 6. Exercise 3: When and Where

      4:36
    • 7. Exercise 4: What and Why

      12:08
    • 8. Exercise 5: How to Tell Your Story

      9:50
    • 9. Revising Your Story

      3:07
    • 10. Closing Thoughts

      0:30
    • 11. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Share your completed worksheet or a draft of your story!

Follow along with Lisa to define the key elements of plot in your story, and then share your work in the project gallery.

Questions to consider as you write:

  • What is your "I want to know why…"? What question are you eager to answer?
  • What are your character's outside and inside goals? What obstacles stand in the way of those goals?
  • How will you use setting to get in the way of your character achieving their goals?
  • How will you use perspective, showing, and telling to heighten the elements of plot?

Whether you're sharing your completed worksheet, rough draft, or initial thoughts, we can't wait to see what you come up with!

 

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