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    Plotting Basics (PDF) Narrative Arc, Inner & Outer Conflict, Coping with Conflict
    Plotting Through the Middle (PDF)
    Rescuing Your Plot (PDF) A handout from NaNoWriMo
    Plot Plan 1 (PDF) The Three-Act Format
    Plot Plan 2 (PDF) Based on the Three-Act Format
    Plot Plan 3 (PDF) Eight Point Chronological Arc
    Plot Plan 4 (PDF) Eight High Concept Plot Points
    Plot Plan 5 (PDF) Plotting From the Middle, James Scott Bell, ©2014, Compendium Press
    Plot Plan 6 (PDF) Monomyth (The Hero’s Journey)
    Plot Plan 7 (PDF) How to Write a Character From Start to Finish, Summarized from Writer’s Digest, February 11, 2013
    Plot Plan 8 (PDF) Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody, ©2018, Ten Speed Press
    Plot Plan 9 (PDF) The Nutshell Technique, Jill Chamberlain, ©2016, University of Texas Press
    Plot Plan 10 (PDF) A Fusion Model by Joe Sweeney



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