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Planning a history
It was a week-end of readings of Reflections, a compilation of articles and lectures on the writings of Diana Wynne Jones. In Diana's essay she addresses all kinds of subjects, but my favourite parts are those in which she writes: how she takes inspiration out of nothing, how she designs it and transforms it into full-fledged story.
I always used to love to know about the process of other writers who seem so magic and mysterious, even if you are a novelist yourself, hoping that you also like to know about the process of other writers, I thought I would tell you how I planned my work. Then when the brainstorming is surely taped, I leave it out for a very long while.
And I think this is the most important part of my trial. It takes a while to mature and if I float over it and look at it too much, it will not work out. In the meantime, I leave the concept in my unconsciousness, and start reading everything I am learning and experiencing, and now and then I notice that the concept has developed a new kind of vine ("The Pirates Maiden has an enchanting stooge..... maybe a speaking cuckoo?
I' m putting this vine in my ideas narrative and go back to not think about it for a while. Although it's not always possible, I let a good storyline mature for at least a year while I am typing about something completely different. About a year before I began to create the first design, I had the concept for Magic Marks the Spot.
I was only able to mature the concept for my second volume for eight month (I was on schedule), and it was still a little thick. I have another notion that has been maturing for two years now, although I haven't yet begun to do so. There is an notion that is willing to be put if I know a few important things about it.
First of all, I need to know what Diana Wynne Jones calls "taste, qualitiy, personality - there are no words for it - a kind of flavour of the novel itself" (Reflections, 117). Next, I need to know how the whole thing starts. I' d like to know exactly what happens on at least the first twenty pages, because once I've done that I'm deeply rooted in history and have given myself enough impetus to continue.
I' ve also got to have an inkling of what the culminating sequence of the tale will be so I know what I'm getting at. I' ll usually know two or three sequences that take place along the way, although that's not necessarily decisive; they'll have appeared during the maturing and they can be changed if the plot changes things I don't anticipate.
After all, I have to design the emotive bow of my hero. I am a novelist so involved in the storyline that I forgot to make my character sense things, so I am planning this emotive bow very intentionally and intentionally; if not, I will completely overlook it.
To create this intersection, where action and emotions cross at their climaxes, can be terribly academical, but I have found that the times for it consolidate the fabric of history and give me the liberty to toy with history without fear that everything around me will fall down.
Then I' ll begin to type. However, to over-phrase Diana Wynne Jones, an over-planning can murder a tale. Because my ongoing work is partly a mystical storyline, I had to plot it in much more detail than normal, and I think that all the scheduling made the script much more complicated to produce; it crushed some of the spur-of-the-moment and gambliness that I think is the best plot.
Usually I make a sketch about half way through the first sketch when I have a fairly good understanding of how the remainder of the volume will go, but I don't need to be. So I have designed the tales I have so far down to the smallest detail, although I cannot guaranty that I will be writing the next one.
I would also like to know about your scheduling processes - just talk to me at a drink or write a comment in the comment.