on Fiction University:
It happens. You get An Idea. It starts as a simple “what if…” and trails and swirls in your head into a fully formed (albeit messy) being.
You open your computer or notebook and begin writing. It’s going great…until it isn’t.
You get stuck. You get lost. The Idea starts to fade.
While I typically plot out my entire story before I start writing, there is no one-size-fits-all guide to plotting: you can do it whenever!
There are simple tips and tricks to get yourself (and your unruly Idea) back on track!