Check out this great post from Jean’s Writing blog on the topic of micro-plotting.
Hold on- no charts involved.
I know you’ve heard all about all kinds of plot points. Turning, climax, action, rising, falling, characters, conflicts, well you get the idea. However, for most of us, pantsters, plotter’s, or half-assters we are all looking for better and easier ways to get the job done.
So how about trying micro-plotting?
Yes, you heard right. I just added another plotting point to think about.
What is micro-plotting you ask?
Today I read an article by David Farland about micro-plotting and had an ah-ha moment. If you’ve read many of my posts you’ll know I just love those flashbulb moments.
If I understood David right it’s where you give the reader a reason to care about the characters. A micro-moment in the story. A sympathy point.
So if you feel like something is missing in your WIP, go back and add a note to make the reader care.
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