How to make a plot captivating: 7 strategies #repost from @nownovel

The following was originally posted here.

How to make a plot captivating - Now Novel

Sometimes you get half way through a story or novel before you realize that your plot is missing something. Maybe it plods and meanders, or there is a sameness of tension and pace. These 7 strategies will help you make a plot more captivating:

1: Vary the intensity of rising and falling action

2: Learn how to make plot unpredictable using reversals

3: Place ordinary characters in extraordinary situations (and vice versa)

4: Use flashbacks or foreshadowing

5: Hone and trim scene beginnings and endings

6: Construct multiple story conflicts

7: Revise until every paragraph contributes to the story

Let’s explore each of these ways to improve plot further:

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