For me, creating a novel takes at least three months (if not more) of dedicated writing and editing, but before I can get to that, my mind needs to choose a story worthy of my invested time. When I’m starting a new manuscript from scratch, I use the Story Seeker Venn Diagram to help me narrow in on the best concept, the one that’s worthy of consuming all of my time and energy for the next three+ months…
With great ideas, comes great responsibility to make sense of them. Get your story concept figured out with the Starter Synopsis Survival Series, a round of synoptic brainstorms to help you determine what your story is all about.
A story idea is only as good as the characters that make up its plot. Get to know a few of your leading luck’s with an Enneagram Wheel, a means of quickly categorizing personality types of your characters to better understand their motives when you move into Development Dunes.
It’s time to take your concept and give it some direction. Using your Starter Synopsis Survival Series and your Enneagram Character Wheels, you’ll begin to organize a list of potential plot twists, conflicts, plateaus, emotional blunders, and more!