Bubbles: Saving the Orphans
A couple weeks ago, I laid out my preferred method of organization. I use what I call a “bubble method” derived from a few different theories regarding text structure.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to it, and a brief overview:
- I use my system because it’s fast and simple.
- Although originally developed for nonfiction, it’s something that I’ve continued using as I move into more creative writing.
- It’s built around flexible fractal compartmentalization.
In short: you put each of your ideas into bubbles as a two-dimensional outline, with each bubble representing the content you need to make a point and the point itself. You put bubbles within other bubbles when they are sub-points of a larger point.