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Plotting for pantsters

Most writers who identify as pantsters do so because they can’t or won’t use outlines for their work. They like the thrill of the unknown, of putting finger to keyboard and jumping into a story without any idea of where it’s going. 1,004 more words

On Writing

Beat Sheets: For Plotters, Pantsers, and Technophobes

by Jami Gold

If you’ve heard of beat sheets before, you might have heard about complicated forms or spreadsheets. I don’t know about you, but I don’t do math. 1,313 more words

Writers In The Storm

NaNoWriMo Fail

Here I sit, deadline approaching and it is clear I have failed.  For the first time in four attempts, I will not be finishing NaNoWriMo… 564 more words


NaNoWriMo: Day 19

I haven’t blogged much about my NaNoWriMo experience this year.  Not because I have been failing and didn’t want to report back my miserable word counts, but for a different reason. 517 more words


The Mirror Moment

I’m having a writing hiatus, in between books. But that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about writing. Quite the contrary. I’m mulling and reading and plotting – dreaming up my next story. 400 more words


Reverse Plotting: Plotting for Pantsters

In the writing world one is either a Plotter or a Pantster. A plotter, as the name suggests, plots out their story before writing. A Pantster, however, takes an idea and runs with it, often times not knowing where a scene is heading until the words are written. 390 more words


To NaNo, or not to NaNo, that is the Question

I don’t want to be the one that reminds people that NaNoWriMo is fast approaching – but NaNoWriMo is almost here! OK, yes I realize that it’s still a whole two months away, but when you are a planner, that’s not a whole lot of time. 512 more words