Plot ideas for novels that readers want to buy: 2 essential tips
We’ve just published the third ebook in our Selling Writer Strategies series, Plot Hot-Selling Fiction The Easy Way, because plotting seems to be the single biggest bugbear for new (and established) fiction authors.
I’m fond of telling my students that plotting is simple: all you need to do is ask yourself for plots. Your mind knows how to do that. You “plot” constantly: you work out how to do stuff, and you assess the world around you for threats and opportunities every day.
There’s an entire worldwide industry based on plotting… the insurance industry. Your car insurer plots the likelihood of you crashing your car, or someone crashing into you. Your home insurer plots the likelihood and ways in which your home could be damaged or destroyed.