Posts Tagged ‘plot’

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...]

Don’t drink and drive…

Just crashed a motorcycle so thoroughly there’s nothing left but a smoking ruin of twisted metal.
In writing, of course. I still don’t have a driving license for one of those things. Which, as I come to think about it, would make it probably more easy to crash it into… well, anything. With or without me on it.
Since I am very fortunate not to have the experience of being dragged along the tarmac at a very high speed, I think this part of the scene still needs some work. And a lot of research. It’s a start, for now.
But I still want to, one day. Not the crashing. Getting a motorcycle driving license.   [More...]

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