Lets invite back monthly writer Nevada McPherson as she shows us “Trees, Forests, and A Birds Eye View.” Delight in!
Now I require to impose some type of order onto all this chaos that is the conclusion of a concept I had twenty years earlier..
While structuring an efficient story can at times be difficult, Im discovering relief in breaking this task down into parts, each with its own function and purpose..
Like the old saying goes, often you cant see the forest for the trees.
Breaking this Project Down into Parts.
Ive been roaming in the forest, following everything that looks like a path to see where it might lead, exploring aspects of my story and my characters that will never see the light of day; it was beneficial nonetheless since it provided me insight into inspiration, character, and style.
Fall is upon us and with it comes beginnings and endings..
Order from Chaos.
Throughout the late spring lockdown and summertime, while lots of were deep cleansing and decluttering their homes and establishing effective and neat office, I put off decluttering tasks to write willy-nilly on a task that I started developing last fall throughout NaNoWriMo..
Ive done some research already, but then I just started writing (due to the fact that I understand all about getting stuck in research mode)..
Now that Ive gone through the entire outline and made notes of simply what I require, Ill take on the last stage of research with surgical precision..
I thought I d finish it by the end of November, or a minimum of completion of December, and as Ive composed here prior to, Ive only lately completed an extremely outline..
There are a number of spaces to fill in more totally and some loose threads left to weave together and tighten. Prior to I do those things though, Im looking at problems of structure.
Birds Eye View.
I color-coded scenes from the point-of-view of each major character and broke the story further into parts, attempting to weave because story that I left till the end and am still working out to some degree– with originalities showing up daily that keep me making notes and visualizing the final touches..
The other night I sat on the flooring, separating my pages (of which there are lots of) into sections consisting of the beats of my story..
For me, its the end of the summer season and the rough draft stage in the advancement of my book. Its likewise the start of rewrites, modifications, and major modifying..
The wandering in the woods stage is over and now Im getting more of a birds view of the forest, which is nice!
Initially from Georgia, Nevada McPherson lived in prosperous New Orleans for lots of years and now deals with her hubby Bill and rescue Chihuahua, Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA where she is a teacher of Humanities at Georgia Military College. Nevada got a BA in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Shes composed over a dozen feature-length screenplays, one short screenplay, a short play, brief stories and two graphic books, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. Queensgate, the sequel to Uptowners, is her third graphic novel. To find out more, check out www.nevada-mcpherson.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Originally from Georgia, Nevada McPherson lived in uptown New Orleans for numerous years and now lives with her hubby Bill and rescue Chihuahua, Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA where she is a professor of Humanities at Georgia Military College. Nevada received a BA in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Shes composed over a dozen feature-length screenplays, one short screenplay, a short play, short stories and two graphic books, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. Queensgate, the sequel to Uptowners, is her third graphic novel. For more information, check out www.nevada-mcpherson.com.