Then maybe you want a chapter outline – or not. But an outline would give you a good roadmap for where you wrote a particular action or description – don’t forget to jot down the chapter number on the note! Maybe the outline would be the center of your storyboard and you would build around that. The notes will help you think it through.
I actually saw a storyboard one time that the author used colored string (yarn I think) to attach her characters to the outline. It was a good idea but it didn’t take long until it looked like something out of a detective story and I think she was writing a children’s book! It doesn’t matter – what works for you is what counts.
Now, if all of this seems cumbersome, there is one suggestion that you might want to consider. Software! You know those programs that we all love to love then wonder why we bothered and then the bill comes on our credit card statement and we really do wonder! Well, there is one called TRELLO that will work for you. You can find a free, downloaded program on https://trello.com/en. Again, we don’t work for TRELLO nor do we have any connection with it other than this is a program that we are using for our storyboarding and it is working! Hallelujah! We also use the same software for organizing our life, our publishing company, meetings, etc..
TRELLO free is a good program to start with, you will want to download and stick with the free program until you get it figured out then maybe you’ll buy it. But start at the beginning and see if this works for you. If it doesn’t you can always go back to the sticky notes and pray for a calm atmosphere. Take the challenge – try storyboarding. It will put organization into your story and you’ll be a happy author.
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