• Diane Callahan

4 Plotting Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them


Whether you outline in advance or write on the fly, plotting a novel is hard work. Using examples, I’ll show you how to improve your novel’s plot structure by highlighting personal relationships, defining the protagonist’s goals, adding a midpoint reversal, and creating narrative questions with interesting answers. Understanding common developmental issues can help you avoid them before they occur or diagnose problems in manuscripts you’ve already written.