When you merge Andrew Wille’s Plotting Masterclass with Shelley Harris’ Architecture of Stories

I spent a happy half hour last week reading through the notes from Andrew Wille’s and Shelley Harris’ workshops from the Festival of Writing 2017. I had a play with the planning frames and concepts from each session, and created the planning grid love child of those two wonderful teachers.

With the kind permission of Shelley Harris (@shelleywriter https://shelleyharris.co.uk/) and Andrew Wille (@andrewwille http://www.wille.org/) I’ve added it here.

If you’re on the desktop version you can also click on the link at the top right. The grid’s neighbour document is  Shelley Harris’ Novel Matrix from FoW15 which I’ve also found to be hugely useful.

If you’d like a Microsoft Word version, just ask and I’ll endeavour to email one as soon as life / work allows.

 

Andrew Wille Planning Masterclass / Shelley Harris Architecture of Stories – FoW17

Merged Planning Frame

Stage of story Prompt Ideas
Equilibrium / Status quo Once upon a time there was…  

 

 

 

Every day…  

 

 

Disruption /Inciting incident One day…  

 

 

 

The push and pull of hope and despair/ Rising action + Because of that…  

 

 

 

– Because of that…  

 

 

 

+ Because of that…  

 

 

 

– Because of that…  

 

 

 

+ Because of that…  

 

 

 

– Because of that…  

 

 

 

Crisis Until…  

 

 

Climax So…  

 

 

Denouement / Exploration of new status quo Finally…  

 

 

 

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