Writing inspiration

Some writers start with a hook; others wait until later in their writing process for that inspiration to capture readers' attention.

I use this plot formula for everything I write. - Novel Writing Spreadsheet

The One Page Novel Plot Formula

memo to self: I can't read as screenshot, put print as PDF again, can't find where I put it.The One Page Novel Plot Formula - spreadsheet + Scrivener template

Plot Map: Could be helpful while outlining your novel. #novel #writing #writers…

(Litgram) While there's nothing "simple" about this graphic, it does offer good ideas on how to write a plot, or how to look for common plot structures. The graphic desperately needs true simplification though.

A good example of the fantastic level of layout and detail in Chris Ware's work.

‘Building Stories,’ by Chris Ware

Chris Ware’s new graphic novel, about the residents of a Chicago building, comes in a box containing a hard-bound volume or two, pamphlets and leaflets, a huge tabloid and more.

Cookies, Crayons, Classes, & Chaos: Learning through Movies: The Hero's Journey

Beginner Novel Writers Tips: The Heros Journey Infographic<--- interesting take! Using the illustrated journey as your guide for writing a novel.

Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams, by Maria Popova - "The mathematical poetics of time, or what matrices reveal about the matters of the heart." (Brain Pickings)

Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams

"I return and sense, that things are not the same as before, but feel had I stayed, everything would likely seem the same." Schematics: A Love Story, by Julian Hibbard. the mathematical poetics of time.

"Space and Beyond" Choose Your Own Adventure #3

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books The early books in the series, which began in have doze.

Dan Harmon storytelling codification: To find the hidden structure, some simplicity, some symmetry, circle embryo: Step wisely. 1.  A character is in a zone of comfort 2.  But she wants something 3.  She enters an unfamiliar situation 4.  Adapts to it 5.  Gets what she wanted 6. Pays a heavy price for it 7.  Then returns to her familiar situation 8.  Having changed.

How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community

Wired: Dan Harmon drives himself crazy making Community, the most brilliantly weird comedy on TV.

Fight Club, Cinderella, and What Storytelling Means for Brands

Fight Club, Cinderella, and What Storytelling Means for Brands image heros journey

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