What Are Plot Points?

Today, I’m guest posting on Writing Forward, with a post called “What Are Plot Points?” Here’s an excerpt:

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding StoryTake moment to think of some of the most significant scenes in your favorite stories.

More than likely, the scenes that pop to mind are those in which major events occur: Jane meets Mr. Rochester, the Titanic hits the iceberg, Darth Vader kills Obi-Wan. These are some of the most dramatic scenes in film and literature. They’re scenes that move their respective plots forward by leaps and bounds.

These are called plot points.

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. […] story’s theme. Now, it’s time to plan your story’s structure by identifying and creating its major plot points. Click through on the links below to read more about each of these important structural […]

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