So you want to become a better writer?
It’s a noble ambition.
Writing is a demanding craft and if you want to get better, you must practice every part of the craft.
If you’re writing fiction, for example, you’re probably more concerned with telling a great story than the copywriter who lies awake at night worrying about call-to-actions.
But, what if you want to improve your fiction writing skills,
Take a look at the image above.
What’s the story?
Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?
Here’s how it works:
Now for the ground rules:
Of course not.
But a structure itself is not a plot.
A structure is a Holiday Inn. A plot is a Gaudi cathedral. It has twists, turrets, flying buttresses…
So how do we find a plot?
The instinctive way is to start with a strong idea, incident or character. Introduce conflict. Then see what happens.