Mind-Mapping a Novel with Hank Quense

Plot-Structure Mind-Mapping a Novel with Hank Quense

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. Plotting
  5. Writer's Life
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Class Length
1 Week
The first draft of a novel needs consistency and continuity: the more the better the novel will be. Mind-maps offer a way to gain that consistency.

What if you knew how to create mind-maps to ensure that consistency? And that continuity?

What if you had a way to make sure your characters didn’t inadvertently change in the middle of the story?

Imagine having a visual diagram to keep your plot on track.

What if you could have the synopsis of the novel displayed on a single graphic? It could be used as a roadmap to control your first draft.

Hank Quense is the author of a number of highly regarded novels and often writes and lectures on fiction writing techniques. His non-fiction book Creating Stories has been praised by novices and published authors alike.

In this lecture series, you’ll learn how to
  • Use mind-maps to ensure the first draft is consistent.
  • Create a mind-map depicting the character’s important traits
  • Create mind-map to ensure the plot events and turns are in sync
  • Develop a graphical synopsis of the entire story.
  • Get control of your first draft! By using mind-maps! Inconstancies are difficult to root out. Learn how to prevent making them.
Monday: Introduction; Mind-mapping basics, Mind-mapping enhancements
Tuesday: Character mind-maps
Wednesday: Plot mind-maps
Thursday: Graphical Synopsis
Friday: Other mind-mapping applications
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Start date
May 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
May 30, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
May 26, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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