NaNoWriMo Prep: Storyboard Mind Mapping

Posted October 30, 2014 in Writing / 0 Comments

So I have this strange way of prepping for NaNoWriMo. Usually I don’t map things
out and plan more than just three or so plot points. However, this year I did things
a little differently.

Behold, The Storyboard Mind Mapping Thing

Yeah, I’m not really sure what to call it exactly. It just came out of my head like this and I went with it. The note cards and yarn have a bit of a color code as well. Green is for
locations, blue is for characters, white is for details, and bright colors are plot points.
I’m thinking about adding pictures for the characters and maybe some of the locations.

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This is how it all began… just some characters and random things about the school I don’t want to forget. (For some reason, I felt I needed aΒ schedule for the school so there it is on the left. I really am not sure why because maybe two scenes at the most are going to be at the school… unless I switch up the POV…)
Then I decided I needed some of the more important plot points on the closet door as well.
Then I decided I needed some of the more important plot points on the closet door as well. (Yes, one orange card says “Kelti dies” and the other orange card says “Kelti lives”. I haven’t decided how I want to end that yet.)

This is basically what I spent my time doing after I got home from work. I am more prepped for NaNoWriMo this year than I ever have been before. Maybe I’ll be able to get my 50,000 words in before the night of November 30th. πŸ™‚

Note: I know these pictures are blurry-ish. I had to take them with my phone.Β My camera battery for my actual camera doesn’t want to hold a charge right now.Β Not cool, camera battery, not cool.

amanda

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