A few weeks ago I wrote a post on following Kimberley Griffith Little's video on plotting with 3x5 cards. I promised I'd do it since I wasn't exactly the most "outline-y" type of a person. In fact, I totally winged my first book then kinda plotted but mostly winged the second and only did I vaguely outline my third. And to be honest most of that outline went ca-put. So now, with my fourth novel I decided to go the total outline route. I've tried 3x5 cards before but I couldn't quite figure out how to order them or make them work. It seemed like so much to tackle, but splitting them up into Acts has helped tremendously. For those who haven't seen this video seriously click the link at the top. It seems so obvious but the way in which she breaks plotting down is really helpful and I promise you'll learn something new! So without further adieu, below is my 3x5 card outline for my fourth novel, a YA contemporary romance.
I split them up into three arcs and if I were to go back now I'd probably acknowledge the inciting incidents with colorful sticky notes for reference's sake.
So what do your outlines look like? Post them below :D