Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Methods To Plot Your Novel

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Many people are gearing up to begin NaNoWriMo next month and so I thought I would share some awesome blog posts on plotting that I found. These are great tools for those who need a little punch in their plotting craft.

Kaye Dacus: Look What @Sherrinda Made Me Do
A look into Kaye's storyboarding/plotting while she is furiously trying to meet a deadline.

Erica Vetsch: Plotting and Pages
A look into Erica's plotting techniques.

Julia Reffner: Storyboarding for "Plodders" & "Mist Flyers", Storyboarding Part I
Great look into the benefits of storyboarding.

Cindy Wilson: Writing With A Formula (even if you are not a plotter)
A great tool for figuring out your story's main plot.

I would also recommend My Book Therapy's book, From the Inside Out...discover, create, & publish the novel in you. It is a great tool and very simplistic, and has worksheets to help you think through your story in the development stages. I love this book!

How do YOU plot out your story?

***Links are from my personal blog October 22, 2010.**

This post is brought to you by
 Sherrinda Ketchersid

Sherrinda is a minister's wife and mother to three giant sons and one gorgeous daughter. A born and bred Texan, she writes historical romance filled with fun, faith, and forever love.


Beth K. Vogt said...

I know I am at serious risk of sounding like the proverbial broken record ... but I love the MBT Book Buddy. Susan May Warren wrote this work-text, and it helps you plot out your main characters, your subplot and/or layer, your spiritual thread, your villain, your theme, story question ... everything you need to write a strong fast draft. I use it whenever I am starting a new manuscript!! It's a wonderful tool.

Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Beth, you can break that record over and over again, as far as I'm concerned. Seriously, it is one of the BEST things to help with plot I've ever tried! I printed it out and took it to Kinkos and had them spiral bound it...only about $5 the last time I had it done. Excellent tool, indeed!