The Plotting Tool for Pantsers

May 4, 2010

The time has come.

The time to outline. The time to plot.

Now, part of the reason I like the pantsing-with-a-bit-of-plotting method is that I love the freedom and creativity of it. So what’s a pantser to do when she has to plot (REALLY plot)? How about using this amazing method? The author of the Hal Spacejock series and creator of Ywriter shows a great, visually organized method for plotting using a tool called Freemind.

I gotta tell you, people, I am in love. It’s easy to use, it’s visual, it’s organized, and it’s FREE. Never did this pantser think that plotting could be done so creatively. And yet, I’m plotting like I was born to do it. It doesn’t even feel stifling. In fact, in some ways, it’s a bit freeing.

Even Tennyson approves. And when the Muse-fish speaks, I listen.


Susan Kaye Quinn said...

A friend directed me to your post! I will definitely check this method out for my next novel. Thanks!

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