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Connecting the Dots

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I’m a fairly visual person. What does that mean for me writing long-fiction? For one, it means keeping flip-chart and markers stocked up on the door to my office. It also means a lot of bubble maps. Every chapter gets its own bubble map. The entire arc of the plot gets a bubble map. Then, as I lay out all the pieces of the puzzle, sometimes I need a map to see how they all stick together. Yesterday, somewhere over the midwest at 30,000 feet, I did just that with all the data-points for my forthcoming novel set in Stratford, CT. Most of my chapter bubble-maps follow the plot: beginning-middle-end. This was more of a seeing how each data point relates to all the other data points; not so much plot as connection. Here’s a quick window into what that looks like:

Blurry Hale Novel 1 Dots Connected 2017 11 09

What does your creative process look like?

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November 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Haiku #132

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Those mountains we climbed
had signs with many warnings:
“Don’t eat the mushrooms.”

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June 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

Haiku #131

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Sweet and savory
making mischief in my mouth;
could not get better.

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June 14, 2017 at 8:18 am

Haiku #130

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Those things from high school
that no one talks about… have
found a place to live.

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June 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Haiku #129

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Land and sea and sky
Converging in the distance…
Calling us forward.

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June 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

Haiku #128

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Those footfalls coming
from behind… overtaking
us along the path.

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June 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Haiku #127

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Direction cutting
across intention… finding
an intersection.

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June 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

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