Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Rid your stories of characters who just happen to always show up at the right place at the right time to discover secrets that they always understand.
A readers asks about links between plot, character goal, and the inciting incident.
Stories need action events. Something needs to happen, not only to keep characters moving forward, but to keep readers interested.
Sub-plots can add great depth to story. But these secondary plots can detract from the main plot. A look at sub-plots and their limitations.
Should you outline your story before you begin writing or just jump in and write away? Plotters and pantsers each have their champions and their critics. But you should do what works for you.
Plot, one of the most important elements of fiction, is all about what happens to characters. Plot is concerned with story events and character reaction to those events. A look at plot basics.