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  1. Ian, I’d be inter­ested to find out your res­ults with this…

    Of course, Your Mileage May Vary.

    I too have read Stephen King works strictly draft­ing style. He talks a bit about it in his On Writing.

    It’s a bit iron­ic we’re switch­ing places. I’ll be hard­core draft­ing in the NaNoWrimo con­test, and you’re decid­ing to try some plot­ting. 🙂

    Actually what I’m doing for NaNoWrimo is a bit of hybrid pro­cess. I’m going to plot out as much as I can quickly before the con­test starts in November and base my draft­ing off of that.

    Who knows, the ideal pro­cess, at least for me, may end up being the best of both worlds.

    I wish you suc­cess in your plot­ting approach. I’d sug­gest find­ing some way to visu­ally arrange your struc­ture and events via mindmaps or some­thing sim­il­ar. If only because it’s hard to keep it all in your head. It’s also easi­er to see ‘point rela­tion­ships’ if they’re drawn or mapped out. I sup­pose you could just do this on paper or 3x5 cards as some authors do.

    Personally, I don’t need the extra clut­ter in my house… 😉

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