Backwards Plotting

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Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Tsuneo » Thu May 31, 2012 10:20 am

Just a little explanation I made. If you have questions or want to practice it, just ask here. We can all discuss about it! :'D

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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Vladoria » Thu May 31, 2012 10:36 am

Wow! That makes storytelling seem so much less daunting. I keep forgetting writing strategies I learned in high school because I barely put pencil to paper in college (music majors touch pianos, guitars and eachother).
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Hanya » Thu May 31, 2012 1:01 pm

Helpful.
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Thu May 31, 2012 2:18 pm

This is how I do all of my plotting! Granted, it's usually limited by how long I remember my end goal since fate seems intent on separating me from my plot notes with as many equipment failures as possible, but I start most of my characters or plots with an end-goal in mind. Knowing how the story ends is fun; figuring out how to get there is even better.
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Tsuneo » Thu May 31, 2012 3:19 pm

carcinoGeneticist wrote:This is how I do all of my plotting! Granted, it's usually limited by how long I remember my end goal since fate seems intent on separating me from my plot notes with as many equipment failures as possible, but I start most of my characters or plots with an end-goal in mind. Knowing how the story ends is fun; figuring out how to get there is even better.


Lol, I like it when I forget stuff. New chance to do it again!
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by raiza » Thu May 31, 2012 5:31 pm

Is it bad that I read what you write more-so for the awesome diagrams than the information itself?

A good read either way.
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Tsuneo » Thu May 31, 2012 6:13 pm

raiza wrote:Is it bad that I read what you write more-so for the awesome diagrams than the information itself?

A good read either way.


Ha, nah. I think everyone's like that.

S'why I put them in there!
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Seijitsu Kodani » Thu May 31, 2012 7:41 pm

Kyuuen x3

Gotta love the figures. xD

Great information, too. :3
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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by kimahri_ronso » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:39 am

I'm just now seeing this! It's awesome.

I think I will try to apply this actively to my current plot.

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Re: Backwards Plotting

PostPosted by Tolkien » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:45 pm

This is exactly how I plan out my stories..I already have thought out my endings, and then I work the story in between.

This is a very useful technique in more ways than just story telling. This logic is a popular roughdraft technique applied in Engineering logic & circuitry design as well.
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