Milestones to an Exciting Plot by J.L. Bell

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your fingertips. Getting a solid grasp on the foundations of plot and structure, and learning to work in harmony with these principles, will take your stories to the next level.

Save the Cat + Story Engineering = The Frankenstein of story-structure-overview-planning-plotting-revising-analysis spreadsheets

9 Fundamental Fears That Motivate Your Characters - Character Change

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Hero's Journey Chart - Use with any book or movie!

Here are 7 Things Screenwriting Taught Me that I Apply to My Strategy Work Daily: 1) Get a Logline 2) High Concept 3) Plot vs. Story 4) Hero: Want vs. Need 5) Structure 6) Signposts 7) Focus on Your Outline

These prompts are very exciting.

How to Double Your Story's Conflict in Seconds - Helping Writers Become Authors

5 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist - Helping Writers Become Authors

One of the most powerful secrets to creating plots that are emotionally compelling is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements. Starting with your story idea, you only need to make eight choices to ensure the plot of your future novel hangs together in a meaningful way.

Who knew stories had shapes?

A Novel Idea: Week One. This week, we're talking about the five key plot points and how they come together to give you a road map for your story.

THE HERO’S JOURNEY & THREE ACT STRUCTURE

Six stage plot structure

Basic plot structure - the five plotting moments

SO HELPFUL!

OP said "Answer all these questions and you should have a fully-developed character for your audience to connect with. A strong character can carry a weak plot; but a strong plot can’t carry weak characters" -- FWIW I don't believe that's all there is to it, but it's a good start.

Plot & Structure Infographic by Michael Hague

Story Plot Ideas | Five Elements of a Short Story Plot, Character, Setting, - DOC