1. This is a new (to me) and creative approach to plotting. Thanks for the suggestion. I have at least one friend who is struggling in just this area. I’ll be passing this on.

  2. Thanks, Brian. I hope it is helpful. I like that you can do as little or as much as you can stand with this method. 🙂

  3. Wowza, Lori. Here I was lost in the muddle of my plot and surfing for answers. Nothing was really helping me get to what needed to happen in the novel until I read your article. The specifics really help and I feel like I have a plan, now.

  4. whisper

    The best book for plotting I’ve ever found is Martha Alderson’s Blockbuster Plots, Pure and Simple. She made sense of it all after no other source worked for me. (Obligatory disclaimer: I’m not Martha, I just like using her stuff to write.)

  5. Awesome tips. Perhaps you can help me with plot. I wrote for a reluctant hero. The battle chooses him like Neo in the Matrix. That works as a plotting tool right?

  6. Interesting post. 🙂

    I was reading a book the other day quite similar, but I can’t remember the name or title of the book. I’ll have to come back to you on that.

    My most popular plotting method is the “I have no idea what I am doing.” Sadly, it doesn’t work so great.

  7. Haha. Yes, that’s a tough one! I’m working on a detailed book on plotting right now. I start with character development and use that to develop the plot. I’ll blog about it once I have the book done. Almost there…

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