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Plotting for Pantsters (or How I used a Role Playing Game to Plot!) March 16-29 We all love to write organically- letting our mind wander, taking the time to ponder over each step as the story flows from our fingertips. Yet, there comes a time when just winging it doesn't work completely. So, how can you find a way to plot your story, yet not make it feel like you've written it while plotting? Is there a way to balance the organic writing technique and the detailed plotlines that many authors follow? What you'll learn-- - Create characters and how to keep track of their stats - how to create a story blurb - how to find the major plot points and use them to framework - your story - Colour coding the plot points to keep balance for your choice of subgenre - Using a chapter plotter, learn how to give yourself the detail YOU want, balanced with the need to write organically - Organizing your work to make your writing more efficient and easier for you to get back to. Cynnara Tregarth lives in a land where the sun shines and she can honestly say she lives on the male genitalia of the United States. An erotic romance writer, she was proud to be a pantster-- up til the point when it took more than her muse to keep writing. Then she discovered her fear of overplotting, thus creating this system that's allowed her to plot just enough to keep her going and be free enough to not feel like she's repeating them.

  1. Cloud 9 Finale-- Ask your questions!

    Started by Cynnara, March 28th, 2009 04:56 PM
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    March 29th, 2009, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  2. revision Lesson 11: Let's Write!

    Started by Cynnara, March 27th, 2009 01:35 PM
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    March 29th, 2009, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  3. writersblock Lesson 4: Getting to the essence of the Story

    Started by Cynnara, March 20th, 2009 06:26 PM
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    March 28th, 2009, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Typing Lesson 6: Query/Highlight Blurb

    Started by Cynnara, March 21st, 2009 10:54 PM
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    March 28th, 2009, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Xwriter Lesson 5: Back Cover Blurbs

    Started by Cynnara, March 21st, 2009 01:24 PM
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    March 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  6. Xwriter Lesson 9: Time to Plot

    Started by Cynnara, March 25th, 2009 06:56 PM
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    March 27th, 2009, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  7. xreading Lesson 10: For those who are feeling full of colour

    Started by Cynnara, March 26th, 2009 02:26 PM
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  8. ToWrite Lesson 8: Plotting the Blurb and the GMC

    Started by Cynnara, March 24th, 2009 01:15 PM
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    March 25th, 2009, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  9. xreading Lesson 7: Story Plotting Basics

    Started by Cynnara, March 23rd, 2009 01:25 PM
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    March 24th, 2009, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  10. revision Lesson 3: Reaching the Soul of your Character

    Started by Cynnara, March 19th, 2009 06:45 PM
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    March 20th, 2009, 06:23 PM Go to last post

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