clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Boom Boom

At left, a scotch old enough to vote.

You shouldn't be afraid of a little boom boom.

I am out this week on some time away with a mission of plotting. I've a couple of attempts here on my desk and - like always - backstory seems to dominate the notes as I make this stuff up. I will focus more on the events in my ext run at it and less at the "why" which probably won't be in the book, anyway.

So, plotting. I'm a basic plotter. X goes here. Finds a body. Goes there. Finds trouble. Talks to someone and connects body and trouble. The basics.

I need a character list, a sketch, and some time to write it out. The good parts never come in the outline. They come from the draft and connection I made that I didn't know existed.

So, this week is some time away from the pressures of the day gig with a solid helping of fun thrown on top for good measure. I'll have lots of quiet time and will use that for the 100 points of plot to craft.

I hope you are writing. I hope you're drinking scotch old enough to vote.

Read something old this week while you're at it.

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