Today I am uploading two posts because I was so busy yesterday and hadn’t been able to post about day two. Today was a plotting day and deciding to just get in there to finish writing a certain section. Besides writing I have been busy with marketing and freelance work. Be sure to check out the “extra” tab for my buttons. If you are a blogger who likes my blog, be free to put my button on your side-bar! :) Would be great!
Things coming up soon:
- I am also planning on releasing an ebook that I will have a contest up in awhile for.
- Vlogs – I have been planning on making more YouTube videos and posting more often
Today I wrote 2,470 words. I felt that it was a great accomplishment and I am happy to know that from the last few days I have gained a much better knowledge of my characters and what they are like!
The first day, I asked you if you are a writer who lets the plot drive the story? Or if you are a writer who let’s the character drive the story, which are you? I would love to hear what you think!
I have been adding on to my post-it-note wall, and as you can see it takes up a good chuck of the wall. I have heard that the Plot Driven writers are more logical and such. While the Character Driven Writers are more into the detail and emotions of a character. That is most definitely me. How about you?
We are going to do a quick exercise!
How many can you think of? A lot of them, right?
Since we are focusing on Plot today… this exercise shows us something about plot.
Do you see something similar? Three…
This is of course a more simpler version of what many of our stories are. Story is usually a little mountain range leading up to the Climax. Which means that there are other conflicts within the main conflict. There are also climaxes within the climax.
- Start with a character who has a conflict -Pinocchio for example. Wants to be a real boy. What is your stories Conflict?
“You don’t have a story until there is conflict.” – Author Steven James once told me
- Does your character have conflict?
- For the last exercise for today – (I will also do this and I will post it tomorrow) Summarize the plot of your story into a single sentence using action verbs. Be sure to mention the character’s conflict.
Happy Writing… and see you tomorrow! :)