Plotting is a book by Jack Woodford. Initially published as Plotting - How to Have a Brain Child in 1939, the book was re-issued with the title Plotting in 1948. A sequel of sorts to Woodford’s popular Trial and Error,Plotting details numerous methods of creating plots for short stories, novels, and other works of fiction.
From Chapter 1, Why Plot?
“There is only one reason for plotting a short story, play, novel, or radio program: Let’s face it. We plot them because the general public demands that we do so.”