Plotting your story little by littleA Lesson by MoonlitAngel
Ok, say you have your main character(s) fall into a trap by a witch. You know that you're going to have that happen sometime in the story, but you don't know when, and you focus on that a lot so you can do it at the perfect time. Well, don't. You can do this either on note cards or you can do it on the computer, whichever you prefer.
Ok, say you choose the note cards. At the top, you would want to put the main thing that happened. Example:
-walking through a dense forest, lost
-a beuatiful young lady says she can help
-followed her deeper into the forest
You would want to put more key points under the main point, but since that isn't what my story is about, I decided not to do more, so I wouldn't confuse myself.
After you make that first note card, you may want to lable it. "1" because it will come first in your book, or "23" because that will be the twenty-third thing that will happen. It all depends on how you want your book to be built.
If you decide to do it on the computer, I advise to use Microsoft Office Word. It helps a lot when you're typing. If you can't use that, then anything that you can type on, and save it, will work. Anyways, you will do the same thing that you would do for the note card, but instead, you wouldn't have to number it, and you will have to do it in the exact order, unless you can move it around easily on the screen. Otherwise, if you're following along with what you wrote in order on the screen, and you don't have it in the order you would like, it could seriously confuse you.
Added on December 30, 2009
Last Updated on December 30, 2009
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