With the semester starting next week and lots of writing to catch up on, I thought I’d keep today’s entry short.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a number of really great links full o’ advice about plotting, outlining, and generally getting that novel written. I’ve pulled them all together here for you.
First up, Michael Moorecock shares his thoughts and tips on how to write a novel in 3 days. Seriously. Check it out.
If that got you thinking and you’re looking for even more detail on getting the plot and narrative structure right, consider reading Alexandra Sokoloff’s Story Elements Checklist. She breaks down the 3 Act structure in what I found to be a really useful way.
Now that we’re rolling, you might also want to give Wendy Wagner’s advice on outlining a look. It’s over on Inkpunks and also includes a link to the aforementioned story elements checklist and other goodies.
Also, there’s this from the archives at Terrible Minds…Chuck Wendig on 25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep your Novel.
Finally, Rachel Aaron has some musings to share on plotting, as well as the difference between plot and story. They’re well worth a look.
If any of you know of other great blogs or sites that talk about plotting, outlining, and so forth, I’d be a very happy monkey if you posted them in the comments!
Okay. That should keep you all busy for awhile.