Wednesday, 12 August 2009

#4 Writing : Plotting

Some people don't plot. I don't, but I try to keep track of what's going to happen next.

My ideas always begin as summaries of a story, usually 500-1000 words, and then I keep notes below my writing that list key events coming up.

I don't know if anyone else does it like that, but if you like to plot out your novel, there's a lot of different methods instead of just a straightforward plot/outline, so find what works for you...


The Three Act Structure

Speed Outlining - Ten Point Outline

...yes, I am too tired to rant lately ;)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Thoughts on Books: Tithe ~ Holly Black

This book is cool. Very cool.

I went to bed reading it, and woke up and finished reading it.

There's a sense of magic and mystique in the beginning that's carried skillfully through the whole book with the description of the faeries and wonderful imagery.

Kaye was a great character and felt very real to me. Some of the story was a bit predictable but I can let that slide ;) Delightfully dark and magical.

You can see more about the book or buy it here.

I want to read Valiant now...but I do wish it had the same characters in it )=