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Structure and Outlines pt 2

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, August 25, 2013, In : Writing 

I have recently starting something that I am calling the Fairy Tale Project (FTP). I am working out the most productive way for me to outline and to write to an outline by doing plot breakdowns of old versions of fairy tales and then rewriting them. I've found it really easy to write using these plot breakdowns. The breakdown is basically a list of plot points, similar to what I was using for the story I was writing in February. In this case, however, I’m seeing which of those plot points a...


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Structure and Outlines pt 1

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, August 18, 2013, In : Writing 

On several different occasions I have talked about different methods of outlining. I have been looking for a way that would work for me for some time now, because, while I enjoy the discovery of pantsing, it takes much longer for me to finish a story that way. Often enough, I end up killing a pantsed story during the rewrites. (I have the… habit?… of complicating my stories, of adding so many layers that, by the time I’m done, the original story is almost impossible to discern. I’m wo...


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Plotting and Outlining

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Writing 

I had planned to write a post about plotting about a month ago and just talk about the different methods I’ve seen discussed and where you can find more information on them. I went through this thing last year where I was really into outlining and trying to learn as much as possible about it. I’d been trying to deal with the Wayfarer edits and was hopelessly stuck and hoped that by learning more about outlining I might be able to make one for Wayfarer that would show me the way forward. I...


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I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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