January 25, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 10:16 pm

What a productive day! I got 3,105 words written today on my mystery novel, and I’ve sketched out 17 more scenes on my improvised storyboard. I’m using a Moleskine notebook and sticky notes, an idea borrowed from my friend Pooks, a screenwriter, which I’ve adapted for novel writing.

This system is working extremely well for me. Because they’re written on sticky notes, I can rearrange scenes within chapters, or put them in different chapters, or change whole chapters around. Then, I can flip through the pages and see what’s happening where and when.

Another idea from a book that Pooks uses called Save the Cat, is to put the conflict, indicated by this: >NILTOY target for January is 10,000 words. So far I’m at 8,177. The NILTOY weeks end on Saturdays — they had to pick a day for consistent weekly reporting, so that means to meet my target, I’ll need to get to 10,000 words by this Saturday! I think I’ll make it…




  1. Want some help:::???:::

    “He shoved aside the latest issue of ‘Marvel’ comics, and said, ‘How can you become a weisenheimer if all you read is this trash?’ She said, ‘Down yours.’ He grimaced, and slammed the screen door on the way out.”

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — January 27, 2006 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  2. Ooh! Great plot twist, Hoss – thanks! Love the grimace.

    Comment by Candace — January 28, 2006 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  3. Good ideas, I’m gonna use some of those techniques in my work

    Comment by Monkey Migraine — January 29, 2006 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

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