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Please give a big welcome to Crimson Romance author, Nicole Flockton. Her latest release, Rescuing Dawn, is available now!
Mind Mapping – My New Toy
I’m a pantser. I sit down with a vague idea of my characters and the fact that they end up happily ever after is a foregone conclusion. Now how I get there can a slow tortuous slug that I wonder why the heck I write!
In the book I handed in to my editor at the end of May I hit a major part in the middle of the manuscript where I had no idea what to do or where to go. At that time I also had a couple of other things pop up and I realized I couldn't go on that way anymore. I had to find a way to become better organized. But how?
I was chatting to my husband and he told me about this app where you mind map ideas. It can be used for anything. For me, I’m not a plotter and couldn't see myself becoming a full on plotter. But the idea of mind mapping kind of appealed. Just type quick comments which link up to the main story thread.
It took me a while before I put that into use – I had a story to finish you see. But one Thursday night I downloaded an app onto my computer and started mind mapping. Boy was it fun. I have the two main characters of my story and a basic outline of their history. The good thing is I can add to it whenever I want.
I’m looking forward to start mind mapping the actual story and I feel this is something that will work for me because I find once I start typing things about characters the more they start talking and I can get all the information I need down.
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Is there a particular plotting tool you use?
He helps save lives, now he wants to save hers.
Dawn Granger has loved and lost and it’s a road she’s not prepared to travel again, that is until her past turns up and has her questioning her resolve.
Andrew Holmes has sailed the globe numerous times, when he almost loses his life, he decides he needs to give something back so he returns home and trains as a paramedic. When he runs into his former sweetheart he is surprised to find an attraction he thought dead come to life. When he sees the sadness in Dawn he knows he will do anything to make her smile again.
Dawn tries to resist Andrew but their past pulls at her in ways she thought long dead. Can she trust a man who's run out on her once before? Can she risk putting her heart on the line again? Or will it all be taken from her again.
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It wasn’t until after the birth of her daughter and after having fun on the community board of eharlequin.com that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.
The stories she writes are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. Nicole enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them.
Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids.
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