When I decided to embark on writing the gigantic novel I’m working on (trilogy, rather), I noticed that I struggled to keep the plot sequence aligned properly in my head. Rather than remember the natural flow of events that I knew my characters were working towards, it seemed like the only option was to simply memorize the core events so that I could place dialogue and scene ideas as they came to me.
It was pretty much just a giant mental mess.
In fact, I would get so caught up in the details that I couldn’t even explain my story to anyone without getting overwhelmed. Finally, a moment of inspiration provided my solution.
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