There’s more to writing than a word processor. There are probably a lot of people out there who think of themselves as ‘pantsers’, but the ‘plotters’ need to plan – and wavemaker has the tools to help them.
Need to get everything down and in order? – the timeline tool is great for working through your plot. Get key events/ scenes down and it you can go back and grow the timeline into a detailed set of events for your story
The Snowflake Novel Planning Tool
This is where wavemaker started – I had read about the snowflake method and it was really similar to a ‘3×4 cards’ system I was working with. Eventually I built a basic web tool to do the job – it then grew …… much like a snowflake itself as it gathered more detail.
This works by making you focus on keeping each card short, you then split a card up when you need to add more detail. Doing this you can build up your story slowly and adding detail as you go.
The Cards Planning Board
This is a bit like the planning boards I use as a software developer. They are amazingly useful for planning what and where you put scenes and ideas….
All this …. and we still haven’t reached the writing tool! 🙂