Ok, so I’m seeing a few other people around here having similar problems, but I’m truly at a loss as to using this darn plot feature! It’s confusing the ever loving heck out of me, why can’t it just be simple…
Anyways, I’m going to try and give a good description so that hopefully somebody can give me advice, so here goes;
I just want an easy way to plot my book chapter by chapter. I don’t need to set up all these fancy plot lines for subplots, I just want to plot my book!
When I tried to do it my way it screwed everything up!
I spent a while plotting it the way I thought it was supposed to be used, I’ll break down what I did.
- Prologue (This was the title for the “book scene” and in the description I gave a overview of the prologue as a whole). Then, moving into the “plot line” section I broke it down scene by scene, for example, one “plot line” would be titled something like Bony stumbles into a warehouse and then underneath it I would write in depth about that scene, any dialogue that takes place and so on and so forth. In total, for the prologue I had about 6 different plot points.
- I then moved down the section by adding Chapter one again, labeling it as such as the “book scene” title and giving an overview.
That is how I wanted to plot the darn book, simple, easy, that way when I’m writing the novel (using the handy dandy tool bar) its very easy for me to understand exactly whats next!
HOWEVER, upon finishing my tiny little start of an outline I realized in the manuscript section itself it said big and boldly, “Chapter one” and underneath it had different sections for the prologue I just mapped out, and the chapter 1 I just mapped out, all part of the manuscripts, “Chapter one”.
I truly don’t understand. All the pictures I’m seeing, all of the videos I’m watching, are showing me snapshots of other people plot points and there’s all these random blank spots, its not just one like extending from a point. I don’t understand any of this and I’m pretty amazed, as this is the first time I’ve come across something like this before. I have always plotted my novels on a large storyboard in my room covered in sticky notes and tacs, that’s how l like doing it, I don’t like plotting by subplots and plot points.
Can somebody please help me. I want to use this service, its seems really cool from everything I’ve heard of it, so can somebody please tell me how to plot my darn novel using this feature!?
I’m sorry for the long post, I wanted to give all the details I could.
Thank you so much for taking the time.