One is basic, the second includes prompts to get you thinking and asking questions of your story and characters. Katie is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
She has had essays published in and is currently writing a contemporary romance novel.
Then our imagination kicks in and we are tramping through that jungle, feeling the steamy moist heat through our skin, hearing the insects chirping and buzzing, smelling the rich earth and the exotic perfumes of the plants.
We often use our sense of sight to the exclusion of our other senses, but the other senses trigger the strongest memories and images.
What makes you feel you know this person better than many of the real people in your life?
What makes them linger in your mind long after the story is over?
The cornerstone of the Novel Factory software for writers is to handle useful information that authors might be collating in order to help them write their novel.
This could be relating to plot, characters, locations and more.
Some writers are plotters, some are pantsers (writing by the seat of their pants), and some are a combination of both.
I think at some point almost all writers have been on both sides of this (feel free to comment if I’m wrong! For those writers that are in need of a little plotting help to get the story back on track if you feel like you’ve lost it, to have an idea of where it’s heading, or to lay out the entire story, here are links to plot worksheets that may help you. Jami Gold’s Story Planning Worksheets Jami has created numerous worksheets for writers. She has worksheets based on the teachings from other writers, plus some she has created on her own.