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Ashley Tegart


I’m a very extensive plotter and have never been able to finish a project with any other method. This is what my process typically looks like:

  1. Brainstorm general premise
  2. Write a 1-3 page synopsis
  3. Write a chapter-by-chapter outline
  4. Revise synopsis and outline as needed
  5. Write a super short rough draft with key scenes
  6. Revise rough draft to get manuscript to appropriate length, building in subplots, description, etc.

Plotting is really a process to help my brain keep track of plot threads, character arcs, what I need to foreshadow, etc so I can better enjoy the drafting process.

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