Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A - Z Challenge [2016]

My Theme: Tips and Inspirational Quotes for Writers

J for Journey Planner

Build a road map for your story. Know what journey your characters are taking on and then let your imagination run free in the story telling. You don't have to stay on the same road you set out on, very often you might find a better route. Enjoy the ride!



  1. Great post, Fran. I invested in a whiteboard and coloured pens (YAY). It's great to map out the journey of a story and to watch it unfold.

  2. I like Nicola's white board and colored pens idea...now it would be great if I could find some wall space to follow suit.
    Writer In Transit

  3. Enjoy the ride indeed :) Sometimes it a bumpy road, but it's always rewarding in the end.
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  4. I'm a big fan of maps and charts. I need to see my characters journey unfold on a series of color-coded post-its stuck to a giant piece of cardboard. The notes can be moved or tossed at any point in the writing process.

  5. I love maps and also find Google Earth to be very helpful. You can walk down streets in lands far away!!!

    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge http://www.kathleenvalentineblog.com/

  6. Great tip. I'm not much of a plotter, but I try to at least do a synopsis after I do the first three chapters to make myself think through where I'm going with this.

  7. I usually have a general sense of plot when I begin a story, but I've been known to change my mind. :)

    Yvonne V