Introductionp. 1
Section 1The Building Materials of Plotp. 4
Chapter 1The Narrativep. 5
Chapter 2Plot Structurep. 14
Chapter 3Inciting Incidentp. 38
Chapter 4Rising Actionp. 46
Chapter 5The Climax and Resolutionp. 78
Section 2Building the Plotp. 94
Chapter 6Using Plot Archetypesp. 95
Chapter 7Creating Characters and Back Storyp. 119
Chapter 8Constructing an Outlinep. 136
Chapter 9Subplotsp. 158
Chapter 10Deepening the Story's Resonancep. 178
Chapter 11Tutorialp. 209
Glossaryp. 228
Indexp. 235