Plot chart, Act I

In my last post I wrote about plot charting. Well, I’ve now become a little (too) obsessed. I decided to create my own chart with a 36-by-48-inch trifold presentation board (about $5). Using electrical tape, I first divided my chart into eight segments:2015-07-21 19.51.41The next step was to take all my plot cards — one per scene, about 80 total — and organize them into acts and segments. As you can see, it’s already clear that I’ve got a lot of work to do in Act I:

2015-07-21 20.09.04I’ll post more pictures as this evolves. In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more, I heartily recommend Alexandra Sokoloff’s book Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, which I’m using as a guide.

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