"7 Point Plot Structure" Story Mapping Template

A creative writing template based on the "7 Point Plot Structure" described by author Dan Wells.

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"7 Point Plot Structure" Story Mapping Template by Mind Map: "7 Point Plot Structure" Story Mapping Template

1. Characters

1.1. Major Characters

1.2. Minor Characters

2. Setting

2.1. Time Period

2.2. Locations

3. Main Plot

3.1. 1. The Hook

3.2. 2. Plot Turn 1

3.3. 3. Pinch 1

3.4. 4. Midpoint

3.5. 5. Pinch 2

3.6. 6. Plot Turn 2

3.7. Resolution

4. How to Use this Plot Structure: Three Important First Steps

4.1. 1. Start with the Resolution

4.1.1. Look at the ending from the beginning

4.1.2. Where do you want your character to end up?

4.2. 2. Next, start your character out in the story at the opposite extreme for The Hook

4.2.1. Turn your attention back to the beginning

4.2.2. Put the character in a position where he has to change to reach the goal waiting for him at the Resolution.

4.3. 3. Find the Midpoint

4.3.1. This is the point where the character moves from reaction to action.

4.3.2. Instead of "reacting" to a situation in his life, he instead makes the decision to "act" consciously change it.

5. Sub Plot 1

5.1. 1. The Hook

5.2. 2. Plot Turn 1

5.3. 3. Pinch 1

5.4. 4. Midpoint

5.5. 5. Pinch 2

5.6. 6. Plot Turn 2

5.7. Resolution