Plot Bunny Prep School

Resources for Writers

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.

Are you afraid to seek feedback from beta readers and editors? Does the mere idea of sharing a work in progress make your stomach hurt, yet you still dream of becoming a published author? If you are an anxious writer like me, there is hope! In this post, I share five tips for renovating your mindset in order to reduce feedback anxiety.

Compassionate Critique is constructive criticism, but with deeper empathy and enthusiasm. It is a confidence-building editorial strategy rooted in reverence for the time, effort, and emotion that authors pour into their prose. I edit compassionately because, as a writer, I prefer being edited this way. Read on to learn more about how my editorial philosophy of Compassionate Critique works and how you can add compassion to your critiques.

The ability to dream up and pass down stories is what makes humans special, and the stories that we believe wield tremendous power over us. They can shape, transform, save, and end lives—and they don’t need to be true or well-crafted to do so. What makes stories so powerful? I have some ideas.

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 …

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