Plotcasters

20 04, 2018

Plotcasters Podcast: Craft Notes & Story Structure

By |2018-04-20T01:48:20+00:00April 20th, 2018|Plotcasters|0 Comments

I'm excited (and terrified) to announce a new podcast – Plotcasters – in which I to share craft notes, lessons on plot structure, and eventually, interviews with fellow writers. Three episodes are posted (3-Act Structure, Sticky Note Plotting Part, & Stick Note Plotting Part B). Feedback so far is been great (and terrifying), and I hope the podcast will be

12 10, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 6: Q&A

By |2017-10-12T18:38:05+00:00October 12th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

Colored version of Sticky Note Plot With great sticky notes comes great responsibility--to answer questions about stuff that you didn't make clear the first time! We've been taking questions vis the website and Twitter about the details of the Sticky Note Plot, and David has answered them. He likes answering questions, so we may do another

28 09, 2017

Sticky Note Plot Visuals

By |2017-09-28T15:22:34+00:00September 28th, 2017|Craft, Plotcasters|2 Comments

(cross-posted from www.plotcasters.com). There was a request on the Plotcasters twitter feed about what the sticky note plot looks like when it's on the wall and why the colored stickies are important. Great question! It's difficult to visualize a physical process just from an auditory podcast, so our team has decided to do some short videos to support the

28 09, 2017

What the Sticky Notes Look Like

By |2017-09-28T15:13:22+00:00September 28th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

There was a request on the Plotcasters twitter feed about what the sticky note plot looks like when it's on the wall and why the colored stickies are important. Great question! It's difficult to visualize a physical process just from an auditory podcast, so our team has decided to do some short videos to support the podcasts. In the

21 09, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 5

By |2017-09-21T18:33:49+00:00September 21st, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

You've finished a Sticky Note Plot. What do you do with all these stickies now? In this episode, David explains how he uses Word, Scrivener's import feature and screenplay template to create a novel beat sheet, then a first draft from the beat sheet. Plotcasters is hosted by David Macinnis Gill, author of Uncanny, Soul Enchilada, and the Black

16 09, 2017

Preview Episode 5 of Plotcasters

By |2017-09-16T21:43:13+00:00September 16th, 2017|Plotcasters, story tips|0 Comments

Itching for the next Episode 5 of Plotcasters? Look for it Friday, Sept 22. Topics will include Stick Note Drafting, in which David explains how to use a completed Sticky Note Plot to create a scene sheet that can be turned into a living outline in Scrivener. A new feature for this episode, What's David Reading? A look at

8 09, 2017

What is Plotcasters?

By |2017-09-08T20:41:54+00:00September 8th, 2017|Plotcasters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks for dropping by! Plotcasters is a new podcast by author David Macinnis Gill. David teaches writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he shares craft techniques for writing novels, short stories, non-fiction, and works specifically for children. He's developed a story construction method called the Sticky Note Plot that he's sharing in the first few episodes. Later,

8 09, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 4: Key Scenes

By |2017-09-08T00:23:38+00:00September 8th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

Continuing the Sticky Note Plot series, David explains the purpose and use of Key Scenes and how they work in story generation and character development. List of Key Scenes in each Act: Act 1: World As It Is; Inciting Event; Challenge Accepted Act 2B: Journey Begins; The Hero’s Montage (several scenes); False Victory The Turn Act 2B: The Villain's Montage

31 08, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 3 Sticky Note Plotting B

By |2017-08-31T03:06:02+00:00August 31st, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e89ep-714258 Episode 3: Sticky Note Plotting Process (Part B) The Sticky Note Plot is a craft process for creating a story structure with character, setting, and action. In this podcast, David Macinnis Gill teels you about the importance of: Vivid settings Having a strong antagonist Identifying key scenes Music: One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under

30 08, 2017

Plotcasters Series 1 Episode 2: Sticky Note Plotting

By |2017-08-30T04:09:07+00:00August 30th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p7c4h-712256 Episode 2: Sticky Note Plotting Process (Part A) The Sticky Note Plot is a craft process for creating a story structure with character, setting, and action. In this podcast, David Macinnis Gill describes: Sticky Note Plot overview Preparing for the process Generating the sticky note plot Music: One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative