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Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson

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Chapter Fourteen

When to Plot

I invite you to use the Plot Planner in any way you find the most useful to your writing life. The following are three points in your writing where you might find it most valuable to use these forms.

I recommend that you plot out your story at least three times during a writing project:

  1. Pre-plot: before you begin writing your project
  2. Revision: after you have completed a first draft
  3. Final Edit: before you call your project “final”

1. Pre-Plot

There seem to be two general categories of writers: those who do not pre-plot their writing projects, and those who do.

Writers who do not pre-plot are often referred to as intuitive writers. They prefer to work things out on the page. The other group of writers finds that making ...

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