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The synopsis of your WIP intrigues Brian, let me know when you finish it. Thanks for the recommendations as well. How long have you been writing? You appear to be rather competent in this arena. ๐Ÿ™‚



I skimmed the “Save the Cat” book,ย  it’s a good one. It sounds like you have a solid system going. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, as I told Gracie, an outlining process made up in a few days by a guy who has been writing for a few weeks is not particularly noteworthy. ๐Ÿ˜† But I’ll give you a quick run-through.

First off, I came up with a plot idea, I then brainstormed the gist of the story in my head. Getting that at of the way I did the outlining in this order: Made character profiles; did a chapter by chapter outline for the plot/external events with very short summaries of each chapter; make a outline for each of my protagonist’s character arcs going through the chapters in chronological order; then fit it as neatly as possible in the traditional story structure system (since my mind works similar to the story structure system already, that was pretty easy, but I fit itย  loosely into the story structure, meaning it didn’t fit perfectly, mostly due to fact that my book has multiple main characters).

After that, I made short outlines/descriptions for various miscellaneous events or places, such a descriptions of major places of action, character’s relationships, and the antagonist’s plan. I got ideas from many other authors but I mostly just made up an outline that was intuitive for me. We’ll see how it goes.

Oh Rose, I also have had to experience the stupidity of turkeys. I raised about 10 of them last year. If a coyote wanted one for dinner all he would have had to do is knock on their coop’s door and they would have happily let him in. ๐Ÿ˜† As for chickens, they don’t just occasionally turn cannibal, theyย  also literally go mad once in a while. We have had them start running back and fourth into fences out of no whereย  and for no reason. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I made a petition to the NCCA (National Chicken Care Association) to start an asylum for chickens. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the past few years I have been raising a small vegetable garden; we also have a small orchard, it has finally been bearing fruit. I guess the trees just weren’t hearing enough sermons…. ๐Ÿ˜‰





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