Writing Spreadsheet - 8-stage plot structure with sample scenes and word counts. This formula is based partly on Dan Wells's 'Story Structure'. It's outlined in non-chronological order, and makes it very easy to see how multiple main characters and subplots interweave.
The One Page Novel Plot Formula | e.a. deverell: creative writing blog
5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer
5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer - I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right.
9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.