One of my favourite bloggers, Hunter over at Hunters Writings recently included a link in one of her posts to a very interesting article:
Making A Writing Bible is an article that appeared on The Write Thing’s web site.
Edited to add: This link appears to be down
Hunter has also been talking about The Novel Journal
So that’s what I’ve been working on, in preparation for Nano, my WIP Bible
I’ve decided to use a notebook rather than my Netbook as I can add things as and when I think of them. Even carry it around in my bag if inspiration strikes.
So, I’ve got the hero (although he’s changed a bit since you last heard about him….thank you for all your comments and suggestions!!!!). His name is now Daminano Moretti harry is still knocking about, and I’m sure i’ll find a use for him later Kate Walker suggested that we find a photo of what we envisage our hero to look like. So after some extensive Googling I have a couple of pics!
Chapter breakdown is a suggestion made by Sharon Kendrick at Swanwick. Because Mills & Boon books generally have a pattern, it’s a good idea to have an outline of where things need to happen, such as “the black moment” and that way you know where you are
I’ve never worked like this before (I was a pantster lol) but I can really see the benefits. And now, I have 2 whole months to collect all the info I need before I actually start writing on the 1st November! And I have to say….I’m loving it!
Have you ever created a WIP Bible? And if not, would you consider it?