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12 10, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 6: Q&A

By | 2018-04-24T02:35:34+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

Colored version of Sticky Note Plot With great sticky notes comes great responsibility--to answer questions about stuff that you didn't make clear the first time! We've been taking questions vis the website and Twitter about the details of the Sticky Note Plot, and David has answered them. He likes answering questions, so we may do another

28 09, 2017

What the Sticky Notes Look Like

By | 2018-04-21T22:46:31+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

There was a request on the Plotcasters twitter feed about what the sticky note plot looks like when it's on the wall and why the colored stickies are important. Great question! It's difficult to visualize a physical process just from an auditory podcast, so our team has decided to do some short videos to support the podcasts. In the

21 09, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 5

By | 2018-04-24T02:36:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

You've finished a Sticky Note Plot. What do you do with all these stickies now? In this episode, David explains how he uses Word, Scrivener's import feature and screenplay template to create a novel beat sheet, then a first draft from the beat sheet. Plotcasters is hosted by David Macinnis Gill, author of Uncanny, Soul Enchilada, and the Black

16 09, 2017

Preview Episode 5 of Plotcasters

By | 2018-04-21T22:47:44+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Plotcasters, story tips|0 Comments

Itching for the next Episode 5 of Plotcasters? Look for it Friday, Sept 22. Topics will include Stick Note Drafting, in which David explains how to use a completed Sticky Note Plot to create a scene sheet that can be turned into a living outline in Scrivener. A new feature for this episode, What's David Reading? A look at

8 09, 2017

What is Plotcasters?

By | 2018-04-21T22:50:25+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Plotcasters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks for dropping by! Plotcasters is a new podcast by author David Macinnis Gill. David teaches writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he shares craft techniques for writing novels, short stories, non-fiction, and works specifically for children. He's developed a story construction method called the Sticky Note Plot that he's sharing in the first few episodes. Later,

8 09, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 4: Key Scenes

By | 2018-04-24T02:37:41+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

Continuing the Sticky Note Plot series, David explains the purpose and use of Key Scenes and how they work in story generation and character development. List of Key Scenes in each Act: Act 1: World As It Is; Inciting Event; Challenge Accepted Act 2B: Journey Begins; The Hero’s Montage (several scenes); False Victory The Turn Act 2B: The Villain's Montage

28 08, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 1 Story Structure–Three Acts and a Turn

By | 2018-04-24T02:41:57+00:00 August 28th, 2017|fiction writing, Plotcasters|0 Comments

Notes for Plotcasters Episode 1: Plot Structure--overview, acts, turn These are just the main topics covered in the Episode 1 of Plotcasters podcast. Visit the Podcasts section and listen to the full story. Most stories (those that follow the western aesthetic) have a similar structure: plots have a beginning, middle, and end three x beginning middle and end.