How to plot your novel - a free article by Simon Haynes, author of the Hal Spacejock series.
In this article I will discuss how to plot your novel, from first ideas to a completed outline. (Articles Index) I'm currently putting together a how-to book containing updated and revised editions of all my articles on writing and publishing, plus a lot of new material. If you'd like to know more, follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter Plotting is the process of describing your novel in summarised form, usually before you start the actual work of writing it. First, it can be very useful in the writing of your novel, especially when you start to lose your way. So why doesn't every author write a plot outline? I don't know about other authors, but I never liked plotting and I never enjoyed writing to a detailed outline. What I used to do was map out a few scenes ahead of where I was writing and basically stumble along until I reached the end of my novel. After my first novel was accepted by a publisher I had to work with their editor to revise and improve it. NEW! <a href=" Widgets</a>