Boost Your Fiction Projects with Prewriting
8 Fun and Productive First Steps to a Completed Work
Greetings. As a long-time writer and explorer of prewriting techniques, I decided to share some strategies that could help us all move forward when that inspiration to create on paper strikes.
Modules included in this course:
- The 'foolscap method' [based on work by Steven Pressfield.]
- A recap of James Patterson’s approach to outlining. [I paid $95 for his master class. Good, good investment.]
- Mind Mapping/Brainstorming
- Use of concept lists [Here is one with the theme of 'surprise/the unexpected'.]
- Character Interviews
- Interviews with yourself as an author
- Using image searches to help you visualize characters, settings, and even plot points in your story.
- Using online video as a prewriting tool
Videos demonstrating my use of these strategies.
Writers' quotes and insights into prewriting.
PreviewIntroduction/Opening Comments (1:05)
PreviewThe Foolscap Method: Steven Pressfield
PreviewKey Points from James Patterson on Outlining
PreviewUsing a Concept List (5:26)
PreviewUsing Images to Add a Visual Element to Your Prewriting (5:17)
PreviewMind Mapping/Concept Mapping: Using the Pad/Pen and/or Going Digital [Bubbl.us and Inspiration] (13:16)
PreviewInterview with the Author [That's you!]
PreviewUsing Online Video for Your Prewriting (3:33)