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Visual Outlining Webinar with Chris Tebbetts

Thank you for this thorough webinar! I look forward to trying the methods!
Thank you, one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended!
Great practical ideas to put into practice!
I am so excited to use all these brilliant ideas with my writing!

These are just a few of the comments that followed Chris Tebbetts’ webinar on Visual Outlining, part of our 30 + 10 Free Craft Webinars with Optional Paid Critiques session. He gave us a tour of the tools he uses to keep moving forward with a draft. Some takeaways:

  • Chris is a former film major and “visual thinker.” He said that thinking like a filmmaker can help with your story.
  • He reviewed some tools he has adapted from others to create the structure for his story.
  • Making maps of locations, floor plans of buildings and creating a calendar can help you with plotting.
  • He demonstrated online and traditional ways to look at the plot and structure: color-coding, visual spreads, corkboard-and-notecards, storyboarding, grids and tables.
  • He mentioned the value of getting your hands off the keyboard to work on your story.
  • He talked about discerning the difference between when you WANT to be done; and when you really ARE done.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

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