Posts Tagged ‘outline’

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Mindmapping The Day

When outlining a story I love to use mind maps. They really show how elements in the story are connected (the thick green lines).

Below is the (almost finished) outline of The Day, showing only the plot structure, not the characterizations. I have a different mind map for that 🙂

Yes I love those things. It clicks in my mind. It’s wonderful to play with them and see the entire shape change. I like looking at them on a very zoomed-out scale. Like watching history, or the lives of people intertwine and unfold. Well, actually it is precisely that.   [More...]

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Still brainstorming

I know I should have been well on my way towards the 50.000 words… but I’m not. Somehow I’m still in the planning phase. Stuck in brainstorming the actual story.

This year’s NaNoWriMo novel is going to be a novella. Something between a short story and a novel. No really. I’m actually going to keep it short and sweet. Yes, me. Short. Well, you can stop ROFL-ing now, alright?

So there is this story that entered my mind last December, just after the NaNoWriMo 2012 ended. December 12 was nearing and everyone was talking about the ‘End of the World’, as prophesied by the Mayans. Particularly, how idiotic it was and how stupid people who would believe that they had actually meant it as a literal ‘end of the world’ and it would be that day.   [More...]

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