Plotting Fiction – Part 1, with Millie Ho

So writing a book can be an isolating experience. It isn’t a team sport, at the end of the day, and no amount of love from friends and family can really assure you about what you’re doing, because…

They’re not doing it with you. It’s you, and the keyboard, and the almost imperceptibly flickering monitor. For weeks, or months, or years.

So that’s where talking to other writers comes into play. There are other people as utterly batship fruit-loop as you are, who are also tackling the task of penning a novel, and talking to them about the process can be a revelation (both in terms of how you feel about writing, and also as-in actually revealing stuff you didn’t know)

I’m lucky to have had a chat recently with a great aspiring writer, by the name of Millie Ho, whose blog you should totally check out. We discuss plotting, our respective stories, and even meander into a discussion about introducing the fantasy aspects of a story-world in a believable manner.

There might even end up being a part two video, because we actually prepared a heap more questions about plotting that we didn’t get through.

You can find Millie at

Best regards,


PS – The video editing is my fault.


About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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