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Plotting for Children | Fiction for Children

Diane Robinson is clearly a plotter rather than a pantzer. In today's guest post, Diane outlines her approach to story plotting for children.
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Plotting The Plot In Children's Books

by Diane Mae Robinson

Diane Robinson Plotting for Children post headshotPlotting--the fuel of great storytelling. In a story, just about anything can happen, as long as it comes about logically, makes sense, and follows a few rules. Plotting is also the most fun part of writing a story. Continue reading Plotting for Children | Fiction for Children

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Outlining vs Chaos: the Pantser vs Plotter Dilemma

I have a tendency to just sit and write, developing a mind map as I go in order to keep track of characters and events. Is that how Pantsers work? In this post on how to be an author, Catherine McLean outlines the differences between Pantsers and Plotters, giving us a clear insight into the technical side of writing.

Which are you? Give your reactions to this article in the comments below. Continue reading Outlining vs Chaos: the Pantser vs Plotter Dilemma

Creating a Narrative Voice

Creating a narrative voice is one of the most challenging aspects of writing - in my own book, The Reiki Circle, the story is woven from three different points of view, with three distinct narrative styles! Rex Stout - one of my favourite crime writers! - developed the wise-cracking Archie Goodwin as narrator, a totally different voice from the writer himself.

In this guest post by Kenneth Weene, he outlines how he crafts a distinct narrative voice for story teller characters, so that they stand out on their own, rather than as the narrator of the larger story. Continue reading Creating a Narrative Voice