A New Way to Plot

Hey Everyone,

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m a pantser and it’s made things difficult with writing this trilogy. I’ve tried different methods of plotting but none of them have worked for me other than to get me to say, I know what major events are coming up.

This has changed now.

I was on Pinterest the other day and saw a pin talking about J.K. Rowling’s outline style. This intrigued me so I went and looked at the blog post.

The writer showed Rowling’s outline from a segment of Order of the Phoenix and said what the columns meant.

jk-rowlings-phoenix-plot-outline

Chapter number, when it happens, chapter title, what happens as part of the main plot in that chapter, what happened with various subplots.

I figured I’d try it and it’s helped me so much! I’m currently on the 6th chapter in writing it and I’m 10 chapters ahead of that in plotting. This setup helps me figure out how things should happen next as I go between big events.

I know have a clear path and will help me to keep moving forward.

See you all next week!

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4 thoughts on “A New Way to Plot

  1. Hi Whitney,

    That’s awesome. Do you have the link to the pin? I don’t know much about Pinterest. I would love to read about her planning style. I have my own, but would greatly enjoy seeing how she does it exactly.

  2. Hi Whitney,

    That’s awesome. Do you have the link to the pin? I don’t know much about Pinterest. I would love to read about her planning style. I have my own, but would greatly enjoy seeing how she does it exactly.

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