Showing posts with label what is a rough draft? what is the difference between a revision and a rewrite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label what is a rough draft? what is the difference between a revision and a rewrite. Show all posts

13 February 2013

Plot Survey: (This comes out of and in reaction to the affirmation in Prompt 21 in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing)

1) How often do you find yourself berating rough draft words and scenes you write?

Always
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never

2) How often do you find yourself honoring rough draft words and scenes you write as new gifts, invisible right up until the instant when they appear on the paper in front of you, as if by magic?

Always
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never

I look forward to hearing about your process. Please record your answers on the Plot Whisperer page on Facebook.

Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a more loving relationship with your writing. Whether writing a first draft or revising, if you falter wondering what comes next in a story with a plot, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing.

Today, I write.

To familiarize yourself with the basic plot terms used here and in the PW Book of Prompts:
1) Watch the plot playlists on the Plot Whisperer Youtube channel.
2) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
3) Fill out the exercises in The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
4) Visit:
Blockbuster Plots for Writers
Plot Whisperer on Facebook

Plot Whisperer on Twitter

19 June 2012

Two New Plot Series Up on Vlog

I went to upload the first video in a new Youtube plot series -- Plot Tips -- only to discover 3 videos I had filmed for a different new plot series -- Plot Glossary -- never uploaded and had completely forgotten about.

So... I'm happy to share with you two new plot series for your viewing pleasure.

My plan is to upload a new video for each of the two plot series every Tuesday.

Next week:
  • Plot Tips Series covers Plotting Out Your Writing Time 
  • Plot Glossary Series gives the definition of plot

Until then, check out the new plot series.

Plot Tip Series:
Plot Glossary Series:
(NOTE: For those of you who had trouble masking out the background noise in the How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay Series and Monday Morning Plot Book Group Series, the Plot Tips series has been filmed in a quiet, indoor location. Though the first three videos in the Plot Glossary Series that are up now were filmed outside, from now on that series, too, will also be filmed indoors.)


For additional help and inspiration in turning lackluster plots into irresistible stories:
1) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master 

2) Fill in the companion workbook: The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories

2) Watch the Plot Series: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? on YouTube. Scroll down on the left of this post for a directory of all the steps to the series. 27-step tutorial on Youtube

3) Watch the Monday Morning Plot Book Group Series on YouTube. Scroll down on the right of this post for a directory the book examples and plot elements discussed.

For additional tips and information about the Universal Story and plotting a novel, memoir or screenplay, visit:
Blockbuster Plots for Writers
Plot Whisperer on Facebook
Plot Whisperer on Twitter