Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.
The rule of 3 for plotting
I hate plotting. Every time I try to plot, I end up changing every scene as I go along. I even got annoyed with an agent blogger who basically said you have to plot to be successful.
The two came together into my new plot plan.
I have my basic general outline that most books follow. (It’s a combination of The Hero’s Journey from Vogler and what I believe is Carolyn Greene’s Plot Doctor workbook, but I got it from this blog post on Romance University. I can back plot my books into this and generally hit all the highlights, sometimes it helps me find my holes).
The new plan is use the rule of three in terms of planning. What are the next three scenes going to be? This gives me more flexibility yet I still know what is coming up and can avoid the “I don’t what the next scene” angst.
Do you plot or pants? Any tips for having my plotting skills work out better? Or is this just how I’m designed to write?