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On Plotting September 10, 2010

Posted by vorpalkeith in Uncategorized.

Plotting stories is never a straight line, no matter your best intentions.  At least it isn’t with me.

Instead the mental picture that might be better to use would be a string of beads.  Each individual idea comes to you as a single crystal clear bead, unrelated to the others.  When you have enough beads for a story you seem to have a big pile on the floor in front of you.  Then your job is to string them all in the right order to have it make any kind of reasonable sense.

That connecting thread is ESSENTIAL.  You cannot have a story without that flow.

I am very good at coming up with beads.  I’m less good at stringing them together.  I see where I need to improve.



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