25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story

25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story.

I tend to do it Chapter by Chapter and Scene by Scene, but I have tried a couple of these. As a scriptwriter who has recently been turning a couple of scripts into short stories I can raise some caution about the Script and Dialogue pass methods. One problem with these methods (for me, anyways) is that the dialogue tends to overwhelm the prose, so you can end up with weak prose stringing together strong dialogue if you’re not careful. Then again, if you’re a dialogue-based writer anyways who tends to be minimalist in your prose, those methods might just the thing to get the whole story on paper ASAP.

I thought it was neat to see J.K. Rowling’s spreadsheet approach, and the Index Card approach intrigues me a bit. It’s interesting to see how the commentors point out that if you have a board with all these notes about your book in front of physically at your workstation it forces you to keep focus on that project even when you’re not thinking about it directly. The Collage idea is also interesting, and I have started to do some of that with a current project by tossing pictures I find inspiring into a folder as I do research for it.

A good article, and recommended reading for any writer! You just might learn a way to improve your writing or planning.


Peter Dinklage gets his just reward!

In honor of Peter Dinklage getting the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, I present Tyrion’s finest moment!

Well done, Peter!

Game of thrones – Tyrion Lannister slapping Joffrey Baratheon – Juego de Tronos – YouTube.

Fantasy Author R. Scott Bakker to Speak at Fanshawe on Thursday, Sept. 22

 Letters and Arts at Fanshawe College presents

R. Scott Bakker

Fantasy in a Modern Age

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Room D1060 at 2:00 p.m.


What is the future of book publishing in Canada, globally? R. Scott Bakker knows the score. A frequent guest at conventions, a fan favourite, a dedicated blogger (Three-Pound Brain), and professor of creative writing, R. Scott Bakker is the author of The Prince of Nothing Epic Fantasy Trilogy followed by The Aspect Emperor Series. His fifth fantasy novel has recently been released: The White Luck Warrior! Hear him read from his new work and respond to questions: is fantasy the secular scripture of the new age? Free to the Fanshawe community and the public!

Giant Monsters Attack!: Misleading Giant Monster Movie Posters (Part 2)

My friend Mr. Mysterious Pants has put up another post in his series on misleading Giant Monster movie posters. Fun stuff! And even though he’s right about the poster below, I still love this poster!

Godzilla vs The Thing!

Giant Monsters Attack!: Misleading Giant Monster Movie Posters (Part 2).