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Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson

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Chapter Four

Construct Your Plot Planner

To start, retrieve the numbers you generated in chapter three, as well as a roll of banner paper.

Adapt the following ideas in this chapter to stimulate a feeling of excitement, expectancy, and enthusiasm for your story. The looser you stay, the easier it is for discovery to flow. Confidence and joy create a safe atmosphere in which to explore. If, at any point, you are motivated to write, put your plotting work aside and do so.

As we discussed in the previous chapter, the Plot Planner is divided into three parts: Part One: The Beginning, Part Two: The Middle, and Part Three: The End. We will begin at the beginning.

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