Posted on 08/18/2021 at 10:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Editor Tiffany Yates Martin has turned to a unique source for writing advice: Tarzan.
Specifically, his transportation.
When the king of the jungle grabs a vine, swings, releases, and grabs another, he’s illustrating the necessary parts of a tight plot, says Martin.
He has a want (to move); takes action (swings on a vine); and then makes a shift (grabs a new vine).
Without any of those pieces, Tarzan stumbles, as will your novel’s plot.
Martin gives a more traditional explanation of how to write a tight plot in a guest post for Jane Friedman.
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