Writing Song of the Day: “The Plot” by White Rabbits
That’s right–our Michael Jackson notebooks from our abandoned Plot and Paper Projects. Also, we have this:
This nifty book was given to us by the AWESOME Alicia Gregoire. You see, Quita and I wanted to plot a little differently this time. Instead of filling our MJ notebooks with a few sentences that describes every–single–chapter, we’ve decided to use the Act Formula from this book. What’s that, you ask? Here it is in a nutshell:
Act I: Introduce your protagonist, possibly the villain, and some kind of turning point that startles the reader.
Act II: Huge chunk of the story that introduces subplots, such as a love interest. Your protagonist also has a glimmer of hope. Well, until the second turning point creates IMMINENT DOOM!! Dun dun DUN
Act III: This is where you have a climax that rocks your protagonist’s world, and then wrap this baby up in a quick pace that’ll keep readers turning the pages.
Does that sound like a cool process? Then by all means–by this book! Quita and I would loan you ours but…okay, I can’t think of an excuse. We totally need this book so it’s not leaving the house.
I know you all have mixed feelings about plotting versus pantsing, so how are you all preparing to get your story moving for NaNo? Oh, and if you haven’t done it, yet–leave your usernames so we can be buddies. 🙂