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Hi!

I’m Shaunta Grimes and I’m so glad you’ve found What Is A Plot.

I’m the author of Viral Nation and Rebel Nation–Young Adult Science Fiction Novels.

All I’ve ever wanted to do is write stories. You could say that I’m a story junkie, actually. I take them however I can get them.

In fact, the only thing I love just about as much as I love telling stories is helping other people learn to tell theirs.

That’s why I developed The Plotting Workshop and A Novel Idea. And that’s why I’m writing this blog.

If ‘write a book’ is on your bucket list–or if, like me, it’s the only thing you’ve ever really wanted to do–you’ve come to the right place.

Why Ninja Writers?

When I was deciding what to call us, I knew I wanted a name that matched the excitement I feel just thinking about what we’re building here.

I wanted something that would identify each of us as a story warrior, a writing revolutionary.

Because I believe, down to my soul, that stories matter. They are important. They can change the world.

In fact, I believe that very little else ever has.

A person with a story and the ability to tell it well is a force in the world.

So, we’re Ninja Writers. We’re willing to put the work into being incredible at what we do. We know that the difference between success and failure is staying with the hard stuff and figuring it out. We know we are stronger together.

I truly hope that you decide to join us.

Download the Ninja Writer Manifesto.