Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On the other hand, when I write non-ficiton, I'm a detail freak when it comes to organizing my Table of Contents, aka the outline of the piece. I have no problem listing the topics I want to include and organizing them into chapters. From there, it's a breeze to come up with two to four sub-topics in each chapter.
HEL-L-L-O! That's plotting! The topics in non-fiction equal the sub-plots, conflicts, and character growth/development in fiction. (Not to mention the pivot point after the first third, the plot-points, the mid-point, and the climax/black moment.) A chapter of non-fiction equals a chapter of fiction. The sub-topics in non-fiction equal scenes in fiction.
Now that I figured out all I need to do with my [fiction] plotting is use the same technique and brain activity I use when "organizing" my non-fiction works, it's a breeze.
How do you...organize and plot? Feel free to share tips and secrets. I'm all for making my life easier.
Posted by LINDA FAULKNER at 9:15 PM