Not just about planning, but ten steps to visualise

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Not just about planning, but ten steps to visualise

Postby CageSage » Sat, 07 Mar 2020 7:36 am


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Re: Not just about planning, but ten steps to visualise

Postby Enzed » Sat, 07 Mar 2020 11:28 am

Interesting that the advice includes "don't overplan".
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Re: Not just about planning, but ten steps to visualise

Postby CageSage » Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:39 pm

There are ways to overdo everything - I laughed at the 'don't overplan' advice. It's true. There comes a time when the groundwork is laid, and the tiling begins, and once it begins there may be lumps and bumps in the groundwork that were invisible in the planning stage.
Adapt and continue, always keeping in mind that the story will help you with the unfolding as you lay down each tile.
I do plan, I like planning, but it's mainly to ensure the bones will support a weighty product. I rarely get to the midpoint before the plan is effectively defenestrated - except maybe the scene surrounding the actual end point. That usually stays, and it's a point to aim at, but how to get there? A new path or road may be clear only after the journey has begun, the road taken to the point that there's no going back. Not now.


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