Archive of all blog posts tagged 'plotting'

2018


In And Out Of The Trench (2018/09/27 08:00)
.I ran once again into an old issue: the way a story doesn't look remotely the same in the trenches as it does at the 30,000 foot level.

Walkabout, Workabout (2018/02/13 05:00)
"...if we think of “done” as a point we navigate towards, tacking here and there, we can embrace change."

Get On With It (2018/02/09 05:00)
On not over-documenting creative work.

2017


Justice League Repair Shop (2017/11/20 08:00)
Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.

Boots On The Ground (2017/09/29 08:00)
Why nothing beats the "in-the-trenches" experience of writing.

It's About A Lot Of Things Dept. (2017/07/20 08:00)
Getting beyond the trap of: "But what's your story about?" "Well, um ... "

By The Seat Of The Pants, Or Maybe The Bottoms Of The Pockets Dept. (2017/06/24 07:00)
On improvising, or why no plan for fiction survives first contact with the writing process.

Arguments With Myselves Dept. (2017/01/09 08:00)
How a static plot outline becomes a living thing by way of self-dialogue.

2016


The WDTJSH Problem Dept. (2016/10/10 08:00)
The single biggest difficulty I have as a writer, explained.

It'll Be Fun, They Said Dept. (2016/09/11 08:00)
How my latest book started as a lark, and turned into a mission.

The Sense (And Sensibility) Of An Ending Dept. (2016/07/14 08:00)
I don't always know what will happen by the end of the story, but I do know how I want you to feel about it.


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