A few days on from Escape the Plot Forest Summit, I’m still digesting all that material and need to go over some of it again!
Steadily adding to the skeleton story I had before the summit – 3 characters in search of a plot – there’s now c.12,000 words, with a complete narrative arc. Using Derek Murphy’s 24-chapter plotting cheat sheet helps. It’s shown me I’m not quite there with structure, but I know where the gaps are.
Also discovered Shawn Coyne’s Storygrid videos and tools which is another perspective for narrative structure, but a long way from the Character First approach that was the focus of the summit.
It hasn’t helped fighting with Apple iTunes/iBooks trying to get my 5 non-fiction books on wide sale. I’ll never complain about Amazon KDP or Kobo again. RC