Coming off of last week’s Chat about Character Arcs, this week we’ll be looking at how to plot or outline your novel.
Well, we will be looking at one particular perspective on it: mine. Granted my perspective is based on a bit of research as well as past #JustAddTea chats that we’ve had concerning outlining, but it is still simply my view. I know successful authors who plot every detail to the point that their “outline” is practically a rough draft of their book written in a bullet point format. Meanwhile, there are some authors I know who simply go with the flow, in other words, to use the NaNoWriMo term, they are “pantsers.”
Neither is inherently correct or inherently wrong because writing is a particularly personal endeavor, and other than following some basic grammar and spelling conventions so your audience can actually read your work, there isn’t a definitive answer as to “How” you are supposed to do it.
So, take what you can from what I’m offering and make it your own.
Continue reading One of Many Ways to Plot Your Story
While a large portion of the world is dressing up to celebrate Halloween, I and several other writer procrastinators will be scrambling to get all our last minute touches to our outlines, or putting together our writer’s emergency kit. Some of us are just getting around to announcing our novel and signing up. Some of us are kicking ourselves for not buying the Preptober kits that I kept seeing all over the internet…
But whatever you’re doing today, tomorrow you will be writing!
Tomorrow, NaNoWriMo begins.
Continue reading The Last Day before NaNoWriMo begins!!
Normally (or if I had time to post properly it would be normally), Tuesdays are for my dating updates and relationship posts, but today, as we countdown to #NaNoWriMo, I want to look at a different kind of relationship: The relationship between author and character(s).
Continue reading Tender Tuesday: What kind of relationship do you have with your characters?
Playing off of yesterday’s Writing Wednesday topic, we’re going to discuss what is a writer during tonight’s #JustAddTea virtual tea party. I’ve been thinking a lot about what is a writer and what is the difference between a writer and an author? Continue reading Next time on #JustAddTea: What is a Writer?
I’m also a teacher, which is an entirely different set of superpowers, but today we’re talking about writing… because that’s what we do on Wednesdays. Not to be confused with that other Wednesday tradition from that one movie: Continue reading I’m a writer; what’s your superpower?