What’s the Best Way to Plot?

A Writer's Journey

First a progress report on my own writer’s journey.  Just had a few issues surface that needed to be dealt with, soul searching, as it were.  Still in progress but for us writers that just means more logs on the fire of creativity, right?  That being said, I keep running into the argument about how one should plot a novel every time I read a book on writing.  Should we outline or should we just write it all out and get it done first before heavy editing?  Or as some put it, should one use a formula or rely on the muse?

The first technique, outlining, is all about knowing the lay of the land before you start the trip.  A synopsis, detailed character backgrounds on all major and important minor characters, and a chapter by chapter outline are written before any writing on the novel is started.  This may…

View original post 708 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s