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

 

Wednesday Woo: Continuing Education

Oops. Been a bit crazy here and I forgot to finish Wednesday’s post this week. Up next week will be plotting.  Belatedly–here’s a lazy ass way to give you a bunch of links at once.

If you are a blogger Jon Morrow’s site is essential reading. Boost Blog Traffic

This post is about educating yourself continuously on the craft of writing, 9 Essential Books for Writers.

 

 

Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/#sthash.HH9Y5X87.dpuf
Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/#sthash.HH9Y5X87.dpuf
Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/#sthash.HH9Y5X87.dpuf

Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/#sthash.HH9Y5X87.dpuf
Dorothy Cora Moore today, author of Writing Made Easy: How to Develop a Tight Plot & Memorable Characters. Dorothy is both a novelist and screenwriter, – See more at: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/05/michael-crichtons-method-plotting-story/#sthash.HH9Y5X87.dpuf

Wednesday Woo: Useful Links

Hi WriNos,

In a concerted effort to be more productive I’ve decided to do a post on Wednesdays thinking I might be able to remember Write WriNoShore WordPress Website Woo (stands for winning others over).

I’ll keep it short, only a few links to those article/posts or essays I found especially helpful or inspirational.

So here’s the Woo for the week.

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/5-scientifically-proven-ways-to-work-smarter-not-harder-tues.html

http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene/

I’m given Paolo Nutini an extra hoo to go with that woo. Swoon worthy.