|Save the cat? More like save the author. Never fear. SuperCat is here.|
|*sniff* This story is crap.|
Previously, I'd shied away from any plotting attempts after one such venture totally sucked any desire to write the story I'd just plotted to death. For some reason, if I over-plot, my brain thinks the story has been written. There is no more mystery in it for me. But I need that mystery. As both a reader AND a writer, I need the mystery of what happens next? to keep me writing.
But my stories often lack well-defined character motivations and sagging middles. So why not give storyboarding a try?
|I fixed it for you. See? Isn't it better?|
|The storyboard (before my cat's makover attempt).|
Okay, so maybe storyboarding doesn't resemble snowboarding that much. But I found the process just as invigorating as gliding down a snow slicked hill! Wheeeeee!!