What Happens Next?: Plotting your story

Here is a writing exercise for developing plot. I often get stuck wondering,” What happens next?” This prompt can guide prevent that question from stalling your work. Chances are, you’ve done this before, but not with writing in mind.

The Invitation

Imagine that you are planning an event. It can be for someone you know or for yourself. You pick the details. Now, create an invitation to your party. Answer the following questions:






What should attendees bring?

With these questions answered, you have a plot to a story. You can now let the event unfold.


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