Note: Full-res version right *ABRACADABRA!* HERE.
I never read any of the Harry Potter books because they make us real wizards seem kinda twinky, but I have seen part of one of the movies, so I'm basically an expert on the subject. Also, every other subject. Women's fashion? Pfft, I know women's fashion. Topless: so hot right now.
A spreadsheet plot written out by J.K. Rowling. Her approach to spreadsheet plotting is to divide the columns by chapter number, story timeline, chapter title, main plots and subplots.
Interesting, I have a very similar process for writing Geekologie articles. J.K., (see what I did there?) typically I just spill my cereal milk on the keyboard and then post whatever gets typed while I'm soaking it up with my roommate's bath towel. "Holy shit GW -- you apply the scientific method to blogging?!" You bet your null hypothesis I do!
A spreadsheet plot written out by J.K. Rowling [theorderofthephoenix]
Thanks to Cary and Ellen, who have read all the books like a million times and own all the movies on Blu-Ray. Cool, now just tell me the end.