Monday, October 4, 2010

Hot Spot Grid roll

On a roll now--up at 4:00 a.m. updating character files with photos of characters' typical gestures/stances plus a HotSpotGrid (copyright, mine--how do I get the copyright symbol from my keyboard?) plot outline to sharpen up the flow of the story, following Joseph Campbell's structure, similar to those offered in How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth by James N. Frey and The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, by Christopher Vogler. Will try out Lord Raglan's mythic structure for fun and comparison, too.

As Tom Robbins says in Even Cowgirls... WOW, WAHOO, WHOOPEE, WHY NOT, AND WHEW!


  1. Good stuff! I do hope your next book doesn't take this long, though! ;)

  2. Hey June, I'm still trying to upload my blog!!! It's getting on my nerves!!!

  3. June, from MS Word at the top click "Insert" and then click Symbol. Make sure the cursor is where you want the copy write symbol. Highlight the symbol, click Insert and then close.

  4. This is wonderful! The information that you have shared to nuture us into great writers. Also, I love that you have posted that you were up at 4amm in the morning writing. Definitely motivation. Now on my way to try to set up my Blog. I hope that it is user friendly to set up.:-)

  5. Hi June,
    Nice style and rhythm of writing at the dark hours of day. It looks like a compiled to-do list, which seems efficient for recording thoughts.