So, here is where I’m an outliner, of sorts. Not really, but follow along and you’ll get the idea.
After free-writing pages of material, I cut each numbered paragraph apart (remember, they represent chapters?) and paste them on index cards. Now I can move the chapters around or edit or toss some all together. I keep index cards handy when I’m crafting new chapters. On each, I put the time of day, season, where the chapter takes place, who is in it and a brief synopsis. When completed (this is where I usually say voila), I have a synopsis of the entire book.
So, how do you keep track of your masterful plot? Care to share?