Found this link lurking in my bookmarks. Anyone who suffers the self-doubt and frustration and puzzle that comes with planning a novel might find some encouragement in these snapshots of notebook pages from people like JK Rowling. Fascinating to see their process and how their brains brainstormed the plotted.
Post by whaleworkforfood on Dec 10, 2020 17:44:09 GMT -6
This is so cool, I like how you can sort of see how the personalities and styles of each writer shine through in these plans. The Bell Jar is one of my favourite novels, and Plath one of my favourite writers, so seeing her outline for the book was really interesting.
(I also love how Rowling had an entire column for "Ginny/Cho") xD
RAVENEYE: And "onism" fills me with anxiety bordering on panic. Yeah...
Sept 20, 2022 13:07:56 GMT -6
pelwrath: Today there will be two words from my dictionary. 1-emodox:n. Someone whose mood is perpetually out of sync with eferyone else around them, prone to feelings of naptime panic, heart-to-heart snark, or dance club pensiveness.
Sept 21, 2022 7:46:56 GMT -6
pelwrath: #2-Nighthawk:n.A recurring thought that only seems to strike you late at night-an overdue task,a nagging guilt, a looming future-which you sometimes manage to forget for weeks, only to feel it land on your shoulder once again, quietly building a nest.
Sept 21, 2022 7:49:43 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Gasp! Nighthawks! I used to have them all the time! Or rather, just-as-I-woke-up hawks. Awful, horrible anxiety/guilt/dread about all that crap. Evil nighthawks.
Sept 21, 2022 11:03:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: Love those 100 word stories this week.
Sept 22, 2022 19:53:12 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Just giving a heads-up: there has been some new material posted for crits and it seems to be falling through the cracks. I'm wondering if it's the way the forums are set up that contribute to our not seeing new posts (because we DO have to go looking fo
Sept 23, 2022 11:54:04 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: it unless we faithfully click the Recents Threads/Posts buttons), or if we're just getting lazy.
Anyway, if folks can spare a few minutes to look over the crit forums and grab something to comment on, I would be hugely grateful.
Sept 23, 2022 11:54:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Yay, back from vacay. How's everybody doing?
Sept 30, 2022 11:11:09 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Contacting Alatariel to see about the Halloween contest. I'm guessing her new baby is an adorable distraction from forum things.
Oct 1, 2022 12:30:03 GMT -6