Flowchart Friday: Stieg Larsson Edition

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

BREAKING NEWS: There’s this little-known trilogy out called the Millennium Trilogy.  The first book, not many people have heard of it, is called The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I swear, man, this thing is going to be huge.

Ok, I know I know. But I’m finally reading them. And while they’re great books (fun page turners, disturbing social commentary, kick-ass protagonist), Stieg Larsson has some tics. And he’s also sold like a quadrillion novels. I’m pretty sure these two things are related, so I’ve come up with a handy flowchart to help you write like Stieg Larsson. You’re welcome! Please share your millions with me when you’re a famous writer.

(If this is too small to read, ‘Open Image in New Tab’ should work a treat.)