My Plot Board 3

So, I’ve done as much as I can for now, but I wouldn’t call it finished. Things will probably get shifted, added, and removed as I actually write. How it is now will act as a road map, keeping me on track. Now I can really get writing again, and I am so excited.

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In my next post, I will be introducing my main character. So, look out for that.

Has anyone else started/been plotting? How’s it going?

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Sub-Plots

For this post, I am taking the time to mention sub-plot. Below is a couple of links about sub-plot, and why it is important.

http://writerswrite.co.za/the-subplot-not-second-place-but-side-by-side

The link above gives some good reasons as to why sub-plots are a good idea to add to your novel.

https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/450/a-writers-toolkit/story-and-plot/

The above article also explains why sub-plots are a good addition to your novel.

I am currently working out the sub-plots for my novel on my plot board. So far, I have two, and I think they’ll add enough to the story, not to need more.

I am doing my best to make sure that the sub-plots add to the main plot, help move it along, without feeling out of place, or forced. It’s a delicate balance, but I think I have it figured out.

If you’re writing a story, or have written a story, will/did you have sub-plots?

Do you feel they are important?

Don’t hesitate to let me know what you guys think. I will always do my best to respond.

My Plot Board 2

Here’s an updated version of my plot board. WIN_20160119_170932 I’ve moved some things around, and added things. I’ve done some sub-plotting. I’ve also wrote down facts needed to keep at least some of my story accurate.

The big green notes are major points for the story.

The blue notes are certain actions that are important, ones that generally lead up to, or stem from, the green notes.

The yellow is dialogue that I want to remember for certain parts.

The pale pink is facts that I want to remember, to keep myself straight.

The purple and orange are two sub-plots.

So, what do you guys think?

Do you think a plot board could be a useful tool for you as well?

My Plot Board

All right, so I posted about plot boards earlier. I decided to give it a go. This is how it looks so far. WIN_20160116_222400There will be more added to it, but my brain has decided to clock out for the night. So, I’m sharing what I have, and I’ll take more pictures as I add more to it. So far, the process does seem to be working for me. It has helped me figure out some key points in my story, so, yay!

Plot Board

I saw this pin on Pinterest. It’s about creating a plot board. Check it out if you’re interested.

http://pin.it/fIioHTg

It seems like a good way to get organized. I think I may give it a try. I need to find some way to get myself good to go. The fact that you use sticky notes, so you can move things around, is what really drew me to it. Has anyone else done something like this before? How do you keep yourself organized? I have seen things like binders, notebooks, spread sheets. I may use another method in tandem, the binder method possibly, to test them out, try and find out if one will work better than the other.

Thoughts?

Movie Adaptation

Is anyone else super excited over the first Dark Tower movie? As soon as the news came out, I squealed. That series is one of my favorites. My dad started letting me read Stephen King’s books at around 10, my mom was mad, she thought I was too young. My first of his books was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I had nightmares, like she knew I would ,but I have read it multiple times. I have always loved to read, but his books opened up a whole new world for me, one where the character was just as, or more, important as the story. From there, I read whatever books of his I could, and then I found the Dark Tower series. It was love at first read. In fact, I intend to get “Go then, there are other Worlds than these,” tattooed  on my arm.

I have heard that they were considering Idris Elba as Roland, anyone else? Have they confirmed it yet? He’s not my first choice, but if they handle it well,  he could be great.

Anyone else super excited? Thoughts, feelings?

Writing Idea

And she fell to Earth, streaking like a comet, leaving a trail of light behind her that the whole world could see.

I’m not sure exactly where to go with this. Just this one little fragment came to me. A fallen angel maybe? It seemed interesting, though. I’ll probably come back to it at some point.

What do you guys think?

Welcome

Hello, everyone. Welcome to my first post on Writer’s Block. This will be an introduction to who I am, and what I hope to accomplish with this blog. My name is K.D. Field, and I am a wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with all of my weird little quirks, a stay-at-home mother to two amazing children, and an English major at Arizona State University. I am also a novice writer, with the goal of writing a novel.

This blog will be a place for me to develop my voice, and style, as a writer, which entails sharing snippets of writings, story ideas, short stories, and/or post about issues I may be have with developing my writing. I will also post about my journey in writing, and finishing my novel.

I have been greatly influenced by authors like Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Jim Butcher, J.R.R. Tolkien, and R.A. Salvatore. There are so many more, but listing them all would take forever.

I have a love of character driven stories. After all, if you don’t care about the character(s), why would you care about the story?

This will also be a place where I will share books, or short stories, that I have read, or am reading, any information I hear about books I am excited about being released, or any information about authors I love to read, and/or am inspired by. The reason for this is, as quoted by one of my favorite authors, Stephen King, “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.”

My hope is that you all will follow along with me, maybe even write your own work as we go forward, and be my connection to the audience I hope to have.

My first steps will, hopefully, be to get my novel figured out, then plotted, and then written. Having people I am accountable to will, again, hopefully, be the push I need to stick with it, and finish what I start.

So, again, welcome to Writer’s Block, come on in, take a look around, and make yourself at home. Let’s get writing.