Keeping Up to Date

It’s often the simple ideas which are the best … check out Joan Hall’s great post on how to keep yourself straight while writing a novel over on Story Empire >>>

Hi, SE Readers. Joan with you today. In recent weeks, Staci has shared some of the tools she uses when plotting a new novel. I’m more of a panster rather than a plotter, but there is one tool I’ve …

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Joan Hall

I agree with Harmony. There are two types of writers. Like her, I’m somewhere in between. I have a general idea of where I want a story to go, but I refuse to do a rigid outline that doesn’t allow my story to breath. My characters often surprise me and take the story in a different direction than I had planned. But both pansters and plotters can benefit from using calendars.

Thanks for weighing in.

CHINA ALEXANDRIA AUTHOR

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A FRAMEWORK BEFORE YOU EVEN START TO WRITE, HAVE AN EXPLOSIVE START, A MURDER OR EVEN A THUNDER STORM AND THEN KEEP THE TEMPO MOVING. THE END IS UNIMPORTANT AT THIS STAGE AS YOU MAY CHANGE IT, CHINA