Hitting Pause

Posted On Oct 19 2013 by

Okay, if you’ve been following along with NaNoPlotMo, you should be busily creating goals for each of your characters. If you’re using a spreadsheet, you’ve got a list of generic goals down the left side: Story Goal (catch the bad guy, get away from the cops, solve the murder, save the universe, survive first date, etc.) Career Romance Marriage Kids etc. Along the top of your spreadsheet, you’ll list all your major characters. That’s any character that shows up in at least three scenes. If you’ve got too many characters–say more than eight–then you can probably combine a couple. The …