How to plot a novel ... now with extra plot!
I keep getting emails from people asking me to make the pic bigger so they can read the text, or to provide the Freemind outline it belongs to. In the past I've said no because the outline was written for my own use and could contain just about anything. The pic was deliberately designed so it couldn't be read.
However, tonight I caved in and skimmed the plot outline for objectionable or actionable content, and after a cleanup I've uploaded the file to my website.
You'll find a link to the file on the article page, above, and I've also included an html version of the file. It should be a decent example of a plot outline, but the only way you're going to find out what it turned into is to buy and read Hal Spacejock book four. If you've read Hal 4 and want to see what it COULD have been like, feel free to check the raw plot outline.