He has at least five plot lines going on (nothing unusual there):
- Character Emotional Development = inner
- Dramatic Action = murder mystery = outer
- Thematic Significance
- Orphan story
So why come to me? He needed help weaving all the plot lines together into a suspenseful and exciting, poignant and emotional story.
His Plot Planner is likely the longest one I have ever created for another writer -- my personal Plot Planners always tend to be on the loooong side.
This writer has a two-week vacation coming up in a week. With the plan in front of him, he has only to write each next scene as they appear on the Plot Planner. No need to use his linear, logical, critical side of his brain at all. He's done all that.
Now is the time to write.
Simply write what is in front of him.
Get a first draft on the page.
Let it rest.
Rewrite at least once.
Then send out to the waiting agent and editor....
Sounds like heaven to me.
Inspired process. True dedication. Professional approach. Amazing story.
I wish him all the success in the world!!
(For any of you curious about how I come by putting the puzzle pieces together:
Jigsaw Puzzles, Not Everyone Likes Them )
(For a bit about how to create your own Plot Planner with multiple plot lines:
Plot Writing )