Monday, July 26, 2010

Trying It Out

Remember about a month ago I was talking about how much I wanted to make an outline wall like Maureen Johnson's? One like this?


And since making this about two and a half weeks ago, I discovered something: this doesn't work for me. I thought it just hadn't worked because I'd never actually started and finished one before, but... this has been up on my wall since I made it and seriously, I've used it once, that time that I stared so long at my novel that it turned to one blurry mess and I needed to be reminded what the plot was. But before or since then? Not a glance.


Guess I'll have to go back to my own ways...

(P.S. I am still thinking constantly about the fact that my friend is reading over my book. It makes me incredibly nervous every time.)

1 comment:

  1. I think a big part of writing is trying different methods out and keeping the ones that work for you, and discarding the rest. Like for me, I've tried being a complete panster and a complete plotter. Took 2 books, but I finally figured out I'm in between. I plot the basic beginning, middle, and end, and get to know the characters a bit before starting. But I also discover a lot as I go.

    It is a shame you can't use the outline wall, though. It's so writerly :P