Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Six – The Big Outline

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Six – The Big Outline Woo-Hoo, it’s Big Outline time! Alright, now we’re ready for the fun part, right?  Writing that in-depth Big Outline!  For some this is a wonderful moment (hooray!), for others it fills them with dread.  Don’t worry, those of you who are scared of this step; I’ll guide you through. First things first, gather everything you’ve done so far. Research, Voice Journals, Chain of Causality, Short Plot […]

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Four – The Chain of Causation

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Four – The Chain of Causation The Magical Chain of Causation This is a step you don’t read about very often.  I learned about the Chain of Causation from an author friend of mine, Marylee MacDonald.  Sometimes called The String of Becauses, it is exactly what it sounds like. You start at the beginning of your story. What is the first thing that happens in your story? Write that at the top […]