Just a short note today on plotting. I’ve got a few novels (seven complete) under my belt, and I’ve tried the whole range of styles from seat-of-the-pants to uber-plotted. This time, I’m trying once again to find a balance.
Thanks to Cheryl Wyatt, author of five romance novels published by Steeple Hill (the inspirational arm of Harlequin), for a series of blog posts she wrote awhile back on her hybrid style she calls plotstorming. If you’re looking for a happy medium, check out these posts, using her novel Ready Made Family as an example:
This method is working for me right now, but I’m only 13,000 words into the novel. I’ll have to reserve final judgment for a few months!
What’s your favorite plotting style?