EDITING 101: 21 – Plotting…

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

Courtesy of Adirondack Editing


Some authors are meticulous plotters, outlining their book carefully. Others are called “pantsers” because they “fly by the seat of their pants,” letting the story and the characters take them where they want to go. Many authors use a combination of these two styles, but this post deals with the plotters.

Keeping track of what’s going on in your book can be hard work! Especially if you have multiple plotlines, it is easy to get confused as to what’s already been discussed or revealed and what still needs to stay hidden. Even if your book is completely written and finished, your beta readers or editor may find loose ends that you haven’t tied up.

There are many different techniques to…

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