I went to a local writer’s meeting yesterday. Where I confessed to not being able to plot, which is a HUGE handicap if you want to be a writer. A woman, whose name I don’t know told me to do the following:
1. Go to storyfix.com, download and read Story Structure Demystified
2. Go to Michael Hauge’s blog, study his plotting chart and read his past blogs on plotting
3. Go to Randy Ingermanson’s blog and get his book Writing for Dummies.
I’ve started #1 and must say Story Structure Demystified is really good. I’m beginning to get the big picture.
I’ve learned so far novels are composed of 4 stages. The first being Setup and ending with the first plot point. My current work doesn’t do a good job of setup and misses the first plot point altogether. So you know how I’ll be spending my week. Editing section 1 of my current work, Feral.
For now, Write On