Everyone loves flowcharts. Why not use them to plan your writing?
After all, if it worked for Homer, Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and many others, why can't it work for you?
In all my research about the writing craft and its techniques, and seeing all the edits fellow writers have done to my work on Reddit, I was under the impression that blunting readers with short, bite-sized chunks was a better way of conveying information than long, meandering sentences. The above sentence is 53 words.
If you're anything like me, finding the time can be difficult, especially when children are desperate to sit in your lap on a Saturday afternoon.
Sometimes we get so bogged down in the process, it's hard to see the end goal. World creation, characters, backstory, interactions, complications, rising action, climaxes, resolutions...it's all so complicated, how can we ever think of anything else? Compounding this problem is life. Job, kids, spouse, exercise, non-writing relaxation time (TV/movies/games), and that ultimate killer of … Continue reading Writing Strategy -Looking ahead