Welcome! Let’s tame plot bunnies together.
A plot bunny is a wild idea for a new or existing story—and a metaphor for the joy and terror of creation. As endearing as they are dangerous, plot bunnies can elevate or derail any narrative. But what they do is entirely up to you. After all, they are figments of your imagination. Instead of chasing them blindly (or chasing them away), why not train them to do your bidding?
Plot Bunny Prep School offers strategies for each stage of the creative process. Whether you’re intimidated by a blank page or have a polished manuscript ready to sell, PBPS can help! Here you will find:
- Character-centered, suspense-building storytelling strategies that can help you start, fix, finish, or sell any story.
- Tips for writers trying to build self-efficacy and/or practice self-mercy.
My NaNoWriMo-friendly resources are designed to be useful to planners and pantsers alike.
Latest from the Blog
Theme Development: 5 Things Every Writer Should Know
I used to have trouble deciding how my stories should end. I could write from cliffhanger to cliffhanger easily. But draft a satisfying resolution? Provide closure? That didn’t come naturally to me at all—not until I started paying more attention to my stories’ themes.
Task, Twist, Turn: A Simple Scene Template
To prevent (or fix) infodumps, “muddy” middles, and pointless tangents, cultivate meaningful dramatic tension in every scene. Here’s how!
Plot Pattern: A Low-Fuss, High-Impact Plot Development Tool
I designed the Plot Pattern to be a plot development “quick start guide”—simple enough to grasp quickly and flexible enough to suit any genre. It is a six-step story recipe that calls for two basic ingredients: a predicament and a protagonist.
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