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Writer and psychologist.
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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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