Friday, February 5, 2010

Speaking of Plotting...

While SF goes to town with her extensive plotting manual, I have discovered a potentially easier aid. I read about this system on Robin's blog. It was developed (I think) by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu, the author of the brand new DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, which I am hot to read!

Cynthia's 9 step method has you create what looks like a large tic-tac-toe board. Then, she instructs you as to what to write in each of the 9 boxes, and how it should relate to the other boxes.

I am starting with this one because you don't have to have a finished manuscript. And, within minutes, it helped me focus on an area that I tend to overlook.

In other news, I am finishing the follow-up to PERFECT CHEMISTRY and loving it!!!!!! It's called RULES OF ATTRACTION. I can't put the thing down. It's keeping me in my bed - which is fine because I have a massive head cold :-( But, if you haven't read PC, go get it NOW! This new one comes out in April.

I guess that's it!

Happy plotting y'all!

10 comments:

Hardygirl said...

Oooo. Cool. I want to try this one, too.

sf

Lisa Schroeder said...

SO glad you shared this - cannot WAIT to try it!!!

ali said...

Sweet! Thanks for the linkage!

Tamika: said...

I'm hearing a lot about plotting board lately, I'm going to have to check this one out. Thanks!

I hope you get to feeling better soon.

storyqueen said...

I'm tempted to look at this, but I am afraid of it at the same time....yes, it's true, I fear the plotting device.

Shelley

Emily J. Griffin said...

I'm halfway through my 9 squares and loving it! I reposted in my blog and praised the method. Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

Going to check out Robin's blog and find out what goes in the tic-tac-toe squares. Sorry to hear about the cold :-( Stay warm and cozy.... and read a good book!

Lisa and Laura said...

We must put our current WIP through this test. It sounds amazing!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks for the great links! Can't wait to try the tic-tac-toe.

Mystery Robin said...

Thanks for the plotting link! I need it!!

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