The “What is Plot?” Series: Definition & Categories (Part One)

Plot is traditionally defined as “the story or scheme of connected events running through a novel or story.” Each event that occurs in this chain always has a cause, which then causes other events in the plot as it moves along to the climax. In her book “Writing Great Books for Young Adults,” literary agent …

Guest Post: Joel Heffner: 25 Down to Earth Writing Tips

[This post originally appeared on Joel Heffner’s website/blog on Jul 18, 2010 and is re-posted here with permission. The original post can be seen here. Joel Heffner is a writer, speaker, and creativity consultant. He is the creator of The Story Starter (http://www.thestorystarter.com). You can find him at http://www.joelheffner.com and @JoelHeffner on Twitter.] 25 Down …