It's October! That means prep time for NaNoWriMo. It also means every blog and his dog is mentioning NaNo, it seems. So why fight the trend, here's another.
I have an interesting job of NaNo this year. I'll be reworking a novel I've already 50% written. But this time, I'm throwing out a lot of scenes, starting fresh and need to nut out the basic through lines and characters before ploughing in. The following videos provide two creative techniques in plotting – story boarding; and mind mapping or clustering.