Tag: Freemind

  • Conquer outlining using Scrivener and Scapple

    Conquer outlining using Scrivener and Scapple

    I’m a big fan of Scrivener as a writing tool and recently began outlining a new novel (the fifth in the Inspector James Given series). As always, procrastination took over and I searched for ideas on how to make the process easier. I found an exceptionally good video on outlining from Abbie Emmons, which is…

  • Mind mapping a novel

    Mind mapping a novel

    I don’t profess to be an expert in mind mapping, but there are plenty of posts out there to help if you need detailed info. However, I do use a mind map in the early stages of planning my novels so hope the following might be of some use. What is mind mapping? A mind…

  • Finding a better killer

    Finding a better killer

    I was just running through the main plot of my new crime novel, A Patient Man, with my wife a few days ago and she pointed out some similarities to the motives of the killer in my last one. After arguing for a few moments and trying the ‘there are only so many stories and…