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7 novel plotting quotes to inspire and encourage you

Uninspired Writers

I spent most of last week plotting my new project, which I start writing today as part of NaNoWriMo. Whether you’re taking part in National Novel Writing Month or not, here are some of my favourite novel plotting quotes to inspire and encourage you.

Get your character in trouble in the first sentence and out of trouble in the last sentence.

Barthe DeClements

All plot comes from the character’s trying to get something, to achieve something, wanting, desiring, longing.

– Robert Olen Butler

When you are mind mapping, you don’t need to think linearly yet. You just want to throw ideas onto the paper to let your story start gelling. Try to come up with ten strong scenes that will be the pivotal moments in your story.

– C.S. Lakin

As you are working out the plot for your book (or, for you pantsers, as you are trying…

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