[Previous Years] Planning Party Archives Mar 21, 2020 15:00:42 GMT -5
Post by Keri on Mar 21, 2020 15:00:42 GMT -5
March 21st, 2020
These are the questions from the planning party hosted in the WriYe Discord chat on March 21st! Feel free to answer these on your own, or keep them somewhere to be answered when you feel the urge.
It also is kicking off our ten day planning challenge... [Chatter Thread]
Q1. Are you a planner or a plotter or a plantser? Are you willing to try something different this time around to see if it helps or does your method work as is?
Q2. Are you set on your genre? The overarching genre like romance, sci-fi, horror and then the more specific subgenre like contemporary romance, arcanepunk or occupational fiction? (Any blend of genres is good too!)
Q3. What character has the most stakes in the story? Is this person your MC?
Q4. Who is your antagonist and what is their main goal? Is it world domination? Getting the love interest? Stealing something vital?
Q5. Are you setting this in the real world or a second world? Why have you chosen that? Do you want to pull from a lot of real world technology, culture, etc. or make it all up on your own?
Q6. Summarize the premise of your novel the best you can. Examples might be: Boy and Girl fall in love despite family feud. Heroes save the world from evil overlord. Boy goes to school to learn to fight aliens and learns he had been fighting them the whole time.
Q7. What sort of twists in the plot could you use, if you haven't figured it out yet? Which sort of plot twist tropes do you love and want to play around with this time?
Q8. Do you have any secondary characters who have already come forward in your idea generating sessions? Do you think they have any fun subplots with them? Does the sidekick aim to help the hero save the world by defeating a mini-boss who is plaguing his town? Is the best friend of the female main character about to get married, but she needs the FMC to serve as a date for the best man?
Q9. What is the hardest part of finding time to write? Identifying it now will make it easier to find solutions.
Q10. What is your favorite quote to turn to when you're having trouble with writing?