Plotting Perfect Stories

Another Mini Masterclass Designed for Maximum Impact | taught by Rob Parnell

Course description

Topic: PLOTTING FICTION 

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Duration: 2 hours approx

Delivery: PDF. Text based

RPWA Certificate: Yes


Rob Parnell and The Writing Academy present:

Plotting Perfect Stories

When it comes to writing stories, once you have a good grasp of character creation, you can then move on to the tricky part: creating a great plot for your novel, short story or flash/fan fiction.

Plotting is fundamental to story. It can make or break the impact of your writing.

A plot is not merely a sequence of events - in the same way that a series of diary entries is not a story. A plot is something much more involved - it implies a coherence that goes way beyond a simple relating of 'story points'.

A good plot is a thing of beauty. It has symmetry and a solidity that goes far beyond what most writers even try to accomplish…

So what makes a good plot?

Here's your chance to find out in Rob Parnell's: Plotting Perfect Stories

Course includes:

Module One: Introduction

In which we examine the parameters of an effective plots and what makes them work. We also examine types of plots and how to create maximum engagement.

Module Two: Genesis of an Idea

In which we identify why plots fall apart and what we can do about it. Plot versus narrative, taking ideas and expanding on them using character, conflict and other writers' experience as anchor points.

Module Three: Development of the Framework

In which we examine story creation and the many different ways of outlining a template.

Module Four: Creating a Masterpiece

In which we learn about a complete fourteen question and answer session that reveals your plot to you almost automatically. 

BONUS Item: The 7 Story Patterns

A unique look at how to create classic children's stories by J Moore with lots of examples to prove the author's point!

A good plot is an exploration of theme, character and observation - it is about creating a complete virtual world in which your thoughts and ideas are expressed with clarity and boldness.

Rob Parnell says: "I can confidently predict that after you study this course you will NEVER have problems plotting ever again!"

Rob Parnell
Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.

Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend!

Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say... His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.

They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, Iggy (because he's The Wild One) and their latest, Lucky.

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Reviews (2)

wonderful information

by Anna Vernick
rob provides interesting information about the development of writing e.g european introspection and reaction to external events, and american internal change affecting external -made sense to me, plus all the really clear pointers about developing plot from character motivations and agendas. love it!

by Sharon Wilson

wonderful information

by Anna Vernick
rob provides interesting information about the development of writing e.g european introspection and reaction to external events, and american internal change affecting external -made sense to me, plus all the really clear pointers about developing plot from character motivations and agendas. love it!

by Sharon Wilson

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