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    Organizing My Stories

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Fanficlover, Nov 24, 2010.

    Hello, people. I just want to say something if this is a good idea of what I am doing. You see, I come up a lot of ideas for stories, either if it is fan-fic, original, etc. You see, I always make a web chart for that specific story that I thought of. Is that a good idea to do? If there is a better way to organize the list of the stories that I want to write about if I have motivation and will, then post it please:D
     
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    The rule of thumb is: whatever works for you.

    That sounds like a roundabout answer, but it's true. Just remember that some methods of organization may hamper creativity or new ideas; just stay aware of what you're doing and stay open to new things, and anything you do should be fine.

    I've heard of authors actually plotting out plots and sub-plots with drawings boards and recipie cards, much like they do in films or animated movies. Other people will just stack like things together: sub-plots, character development, themes, symbols, etc.

    Structure your story, just don't let your structure, structure you.
     
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    I use timeline/flowchart type diagrams to outline.
     

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