And Then—Turning a Story into a Plot
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
Taught by Professor James Hynes | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Characters breathe life into your story, but without plot, even the most engaging character can fall flat. This lecture opens a six-lecture unit on plotting, a critical skill for any writer who wants to keep the reader turning pages. Professor Hynes begins the unit by breaking down story and plot into a few fundamental components.