Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Story Brainstorming Sheets for Download

by Jill Williamson

This is a week of FREE downloads here at GTW. Today I'm posting the three-act structure image and two story plotting charts to help you organize your story. I've posted different versions of all these before, but I updated them to match the book. And I think these are much clearer.

If you visit the Go Teen Writers book page on Amazon.com, you can look inside the book and see the three-act structure image used in chapter one where I break down The Hunger Games. I think that breakdown is a much better example than the one I did for the Wizard of Oz way back when.



And here is a link for the single point of view story plot chart.




And here is the link to the story plot chart for two point of views.



Happy printing, guys! Hope they're helpful!



17 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks. Gah, I love that castle picture!

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    1. I know! I want to go to there...

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    2. I've been there!!! It's Eileen Donan Castle in Scotland, and it's absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  2. I'm sooooo glad I bought this book!! :)

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  3. Thanks so much!
    I'm new to the story plotting and plot graph diagram thing so this is a big help!!
    Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad that it's helpful.

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  4. The plot chart for two points of view is awesome! I usually alternate POVs in my stories, so this is something that'll definitely help! Thanks! :]

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  5. Just a few days ago, I searched and searched for that Three-Plot structure, finally found it, printed it up, traced it, plotted my entire WIP with it...

    And here you are.
    Posting it.
    And it's... different.

    Hahahaha, I love y'all, never forget that! Thanks so much for the post. I'm not planning on replotting my WIP with the new graph (An obstacle in the 3rd Act? Never heard of such a critter,) and I hope you get mucho successo with your new book. Can't guarantee I'll get it, but if I can, you better believe I will!

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    1. That's funny, Paul. Yeah, we changed it after having done some more research. But the thing is, there are no set rules for any story, and as a writer, you want to be flexible and learn to listen to your story and characters and recognize when something should change, even if it's outside the plot structure. Breaking the rules on purpose is the best!

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  6. Hey Jill! Had such a great time meeting you last week. Love your website. Do you mind if I use your three act plot diagram in a class I'm teaching next month? Will def pass all the credit onto you and your site. Cheers! Gwen

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