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Date Thu Apr-19-12 09:12 PM
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Have you tried any methods of outlining or story planning? Planning doesn't work for everyone, but it might be just the ticket to help the disorganization problem. I'd suggest trying a few different methods. Don't feel like you have to stick with a method faithfully. Only do as much planning as feels useful or helpful and when it comes to outlining techniques, take what works and discard the rest. At the least I would suggest figuring out the overall story with start and end points (this isn't the plot, just the core story idea)

i.e. "MC sees injustice. Tries to do some good. Fails horribly. Tries again with help from kind helpmeet secondary MC. Succeeds"

Figuring out the plot points might also be helpful too since you have so much background already. eg. What is the specific injustice? What does he try to do? How does he fail? etc.

My guess is that seeing that roadmap and the finish line will help you to get and keep the story moving towards the end.

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