Lesson 16 of 36
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Jeff October 15, 2022

Good plotting requires tight construction so that the story progresses well without getting bogged down by the Unnecessary. Overwriting kills stories. It’s like trying to take a brisk walk in two feet of snow. But how to you find that which is Necessary to the story’s forward action and keep out the Unnecessary, which tries to flood in at every opportunity? One tried and true technique is to work backward from your story’s ending, stitching the events together by cause and effect. You do this once you’ve roughed-out its basic building blocks, chaining back from each effect to its cause. The eBook explains it thoroughly and the companion video demonstrates it in action.