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Writing Forum | WritersDigest.com • How Do You Plot Out Your Story? : Conversation question • Writing Forum | WritersDigest.com
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Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:32 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:37 pm
by TerryRodgers
Sorry, I needed to delete the post because I can't delete the link in the signature. I will try to get a hold of the poster.

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:22 pm
by DrG2
I have a beginning and an end and one or more waypoints. Then things happen.

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:41 pm
by mammamaia
i get an idea

i start writing

i keep writing till i get to the end

if timelines and subplots threaten to get tangled, i'll stop and do up a skeleton outline just to keep them straight...

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:09 pm
by pjsix10
Ditto mammamaia. I let the idea drive the action: so much so that I think the characters are in charge more times than I am. :)

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:54 am
by AlfieC
I start by sitting on the sofa daydreaming. An idea will float into my head and I ask myself, what next? It usually ends up with me babbling away to myself as I brainstorm different ideas. The main points are written down and away I go. I prefer to complete a scene played out in my head - or most of it - before I write it. Things change as I go, but I prefer to have a rough plan to work with.

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:38 am
by cynfranks

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:10 am
by shadowwalker
I try not to daydream about my stuff any more. I find that if I don't write it down, the best words/phrases are lost - either through memory or interest. Maybe it's an age thing, maybe it's just that I hate retyping what I've thought, but I want my fingers on the keyboard when I'm doing anything with the story.

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:04 pm
by TerryRodgers

Re: How Do You Plot Out Your Story?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:34 pm
by shadowwalker