How does the plot unfold? Does the author glide the
protagonist into the storm or throw the character into the squall? How does
the character react? Plotting the novel can help a writer roadmap the chain of
events to the end. This outlining doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just number the
chapters and write a sentence or two of the main action per chapter. This will
aid in keeping the tension high. You may prefer to write more detailed plot
outlines. Do whatever works for you.
Writing Contest: “All About Love”—Tell us your tale: a first crush, an old flame, a treasured friend or family member, a passion for a special place…
Entries must be received by midnight September 1, 2014. One entry per person allowed. Submitted material cannot be returned or acknowledged. Winner will be notified by March 1, 2015.
Contest is open to anyone age 21 or older who is a legal resident of the United States, the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec).
One winner will receive $2,000 and possible publication of the winning story in a future issue or on goodhousekeeping.com.