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HOW I PLOTTED A BOOK IN 1 DAY // *detailed* plotting process and secret novel tips!

ana neu2022-05-28
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The video provides tips on quickly plotting a book by creating a structured table in a word document, focusing on settings to trigger ideas, and outlining plot details with chapter points and character details. The speaker emphasizes the importance of transitioning from a 'pantser' to a plotter for improved writing productivity, offering guidance on effective plotting techniques, including visualizing characters while listening to music and dedicating writing days for efficient plot development and manuscript writing.

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Plotting a book in one day:
Importance of creating a structured table in a word document to outline chapters and key points of the story.
Starting with a clear idea of the book's concept, characters, and plot structure to speed up the plotting process.
Avoiding excessive details by staying focused on the main points.
Creating a brainstorming document to jot down initial thoughts for those who haven't fully developed their ideas.
Importance of focusing on settings in book plotting.
Settings help visualize where events will take place and inspire story progression.
By listing and describing settings, it becomes easier to understand plot direction and connection of elements.
Helps in staying on track with storyline and generating new ideas for plot development.
Particularly useful for fantasy or fiction genres.
Summary of a story idea about a cool wizard and a human girl who gets lost in a magical underground city.
The human girl consumes a mysterious powder and becomes high, leading the wizard to take her in and provide her with a home.
Despite her lack of familiarity with magic, the girl begins to help the wizard with his spells.
The setting of an underground market for wizards and creatures aids in visualizing scenes and plot development, including an exciting chase scene.
The first chapter of the story was plotted in just five minutes, demonstrating the writer's creative process.
Importance of outlining plot details for writing.
Structured approach with chapter points aids memory recall.
Dialogue and character details enhance storytelling.
Tips on generating ideas by visualizing characters while listening to music.
Transition from 'pantser' to plotter for improved writing productivity.