Wednesday Woo: Editing

Looking to start the editing process? I am too. I’ve started with Shawn Coyne’s site The Story Grid and am still working my way through it.

I’ve linked to this before but haven’t elaborated on its content. And because I think your time is precious and you should be writing or reading what is most relevant to you I’m only going to briefly say this…I find this site to be the clearest and most effective resource for clarifying your plot, getting down to the very basics of what your story is, and needs to be. Go.

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Wednesday Woo: The Plot Thickens

To plot or not to plot, that is the question.

Not really. You need a plot.

What is a plot you ask?

Nathan Bransford does a good job giving a brief explanation. Do You Have a Plot?

and then there’s this,

25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep Your Story by the adored, but NSFW Chuck Wendig

Need to know if you’re overdoing your plotting?

Janice Hardy’s Fiction University is a wealth of helpful tips such as Too Much of a Good Thing: Over Plotting Your Novel

There are many methods you can utilize to help you plot.

Index Cards

Snowflake Method

Joanna Penn’s Mindmapping

or

Sara Toole Miller’s Mindmapping

Novel Outlining 101

Character Driven Plotting

Adding Subplots