This week I began my novel re-write following the newly-fixed plot line [fingers crossed!]
Taking a NaNoWriMo approach – just writing each scene as it comes, and not letting myself edit anything other than spelling mistakes and clear grammatical issues – I’ve been watching old movies (mainly Disney) for inspiration, and looking for the writing devices within.
For example, last night I watched The Little Mermaid, and when King Triton [spoiler alert!] tries to use his trident to destroy the contract, it doesn’t work.
I actually went “Ahar! A limitation on magic!” out loud. Because I’m that cool.
And the key characters who “might fix things” are given backgrounds. When Sebastian [spoiler alert!] sings “Kiss the Girl”, we already know he’s musical – he’s sung “Under the Sea” and was introduced as a court composer.
How do you get inspiration for or try to learn about plotting?
This weekend I’m spending time with my mum and cats; there will be some time for writing amidst a choir concert, shopping and most likely a bottle of wine.
Have a good weekend!