TAP042, Troy Lambert Discusses Plotting and Story Organisation Techniques with Plottr
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A few weeks ago, I received an email from Plottr letting me know they were interested in chatting with me on my podcast about plotting and story organisation techniques and how Plottr can benefit both Plotters and Pantsers. Because Plottr is a story organisation tool, I thought the interview would be great for this season of The Authorpreneur Podcast because I'm discussing outlining and the pre-writing phase. Also, if you've been thinking about trying Plottr this might help you decide whether the software is right for you. So, in the show, I'm chatting with Troy Lambert about plotting and story organisation techniques with Plottr.
I did stray from the topic and talk about why I'm transitioning from writing with an outline to writing into the dark and my feelings about revision and working with a professional editor. Troy Lambert, who is also a developmental editor, gave me some great advice about these topics. I considered moving this content to a separate interview, but the interview didn't make sense. As a result, I left the episode intact.
Before we get into the interview, here's a bit about Troy.
About Troy Lambert
Troy Lambert is a freelance writer, author, editor, and the education lead for Plottr. The author of over 25 novels, he lives, works, and plays in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and two very talented dogs.
So, without further ado, let's get into the episode.
What's in the Episode
2:25 | The history of Plottr and how Troy got involved
6:00 | What is Plottr
6:40 | Plottr is a visual tool
8:06 | Create a timeline for your story and series
8:45 | Create a story bible with filtering ability
9:27 | Timelines are great for mysteries
10:02 | Multiple types of templates in Plottr
13:18 | Using Plottr as a developmental editor
14:15 | I'm writing into the dark, hate revision and love working with an editor
14:45 | Why Troy loves revision and how you can too
17:10 | Not everything you write should be published, but nothing is wasted
19:00 | Using software in revision
20:53 | How to use Plottr as a pantser
23:08 | Plottr helps you write faster and not get distracted
24:38 | My extensive outlining process and how to stop doing this
28:10 | When to stop outlining and start writing
28:43 | How long it takes for a writer to find their writing process
29:54 | Points in every story that is hard to write
31:28 | My love of working with an editor and where it started and how you can too
32:46 | How pantsers can use Plottr to write better stories
37:36 | Resources to help you use Plottr
39:21 | The most requested Plottr features by users
41:24 | What other writing programmes work with or integrate with Plottr
46:14 | New features coming soon to Plottr
48:38 | Create your own story structure template in Plottr
50:23 | Plottr has a 14-day free trial and pricing
55:20 | Is Plottr a difficult software to learn?
58:49 | The story bible feature in Plottr vs Scrivener
01:03:29 | Where you can find more information about Plottr
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