Using a Conflict Map to Plot Your Novel

Are you smart, or are you creative?

What a terrible question! Those two qualities aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, some of the smartest thinking is also the most creative. Creativity invites us to solve problems faster with less effort and better results.

So why does it seem that plotting novels has had the creativity sucked right out of it? Plotting is viewed as boring, dry, and purely analytical. No wonder so many people swear off of it.

We don’t think it has to be that way. We’ve come up with a simple planning strategy that draws on your intuitive sense of story and your creativity, and helps you use those to map out the concept of your plot without overthinking things.

You’ll be able to plot your novel without spending unnecessary time and energy. And you can do it all from that inspired part of your brain that gives you your best ideas.

P.S. Pantsers, you’re going to like this!

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