Afternoon Exercise: Mapping Plot

For those who want to take your writing off the page, here’s a handout that I used in my English 321 course: Story Structure Handout

The handout helps you diagram your story through Good Ole Freytag’s triangle:

Designed to help with traditional story structure, I’ve found diagramming my stories particularly useful in the revision stage of writing.  See a gap?  Can’t answer a question?  You’re probably missing something.