Find Find Plotting a Path To and Away From Danger- Story Plotting for Ages 11-15 on Outschool.
The plot is the thread that ties a story together. In this class we will talk about how to write an effective plot that will move your character from point A to point B – hopefully without being eaten by dragons.
A plot is the pathway that your character takes from the beginning to the end of the story. There has to be bumps, and your character might take wrong turns, but like a maze there in one way in and one way out.
How do you know if you have a plot? Well, if your character moves from point A to point B while accomplishing things and overcoming obstacles, then you have a plot. If they walk in a straight line from point A to point B however, that is not a very exciting plot. And at the same time, if you have your character running all over the place, your reader will get lost, not to mention your character getting lost too.
In this class we will look at examples and map out plot ideas, paying attention to things that work and that we can use in our own writing.