One of the greatest faux-pas one can commit in this age of media is ‘spoiling’ a plot twist or the ending of a novel, television show or play. At a certain point in 2013, one only had to utter the words ‘Red Wedding’ to divide the room in two: those who had read a particular chapter of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and those who had only watched the HBO show. Continue reading
As everyone who has ever read a story knows, there are three basic stages of a book:
- a beginning
- a middle
- an end.
Yet for those writing the books, plot is a lot trickier than these three simple steps, especially if you look at it as a whole.
Sometimes there are too many story threads to hold up and you don’t have enough hands. I’ve tangled myself in my own weaving more than once, which is why I’ve decided to share my method of ‘breaking it down’.