Welcome to Plot Bunny Prep School! I have three original story-planning resources to share with you quickly as NaNoWriMo 2020 begins. For now I am uploading them without much context, but I hope to provide full writeups soon.
UPDATE 2/22/21: Shiny new versions of all these resources are coming in 2021! But I’m leaving the old versions up for the time being.
1) Character Motivation Chart: Create believable, layered characters by investigating the sources and consequences of their motivations.
2) Plot Pattern: Craft a suspenseful plot outline using a 1-page, 6-stage pattern that guides you through escalating your story’s conflict and evolving your protagonist’s responses to it.
3) Scene Outline Chart: Use this simple chart to build context and tension into every scene.
I hope you find these resources helpful. Good luck to my fellow Wrimos!