I'm writing a new book. I have the main plot points and progression in my head, but I didn't want to write a standard scene list this time. I wanted to change things up, so I pulled up Power Point (part of the Microsoft Office suite) and played around with flow charts.
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The first chart I made was a Tree Diagram for my main character. I've never used one before. Seeing the layout made me think it was perfect for her story goals. Branching out from the goals were ways for her to meet the goals, which sparked ideas for scenes.
The picture is hard to read, so here is the breakdown:
Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3
Solution1 Solution 1 Solution 1
Solution 2 Solution 2 Solution 2
Solution 3 Solution 3 Solution 3
I also made a Flow Chart for my book. Each rectangle contained a major plot point, and the arrows going down connected the plot points with possible scenes.
The print-outs are pinned to the bulletin board above my desk. Perfect for reminding me where I need to go!
Have you tried something new lately? I'd love to hear about it.
Have a fantastic weekend!!