In fiction writing, there are typically two kinds of authors: planners and pantsers. Oftentimes, we fall into both categories, but lean one way or the other. I’m generally a pantser.
Pantsers are authors who ‘fly by the seat of their pants.’ They don’t plan much about the story’s direction, if they plan at all. I like to come up with a general idea and then see where the characters and my whims take me.
I am pleased to announce…I have an idea!
* * * shhh, shhh, I can’t hear over all the clapping and cheering * * *
More importantly, I have an idea of the direction of Book 2. No working title yet.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll tell you this: Alice is a badass.
To hold you over until Book 2 is ready, why not buy Turning Point on Amazon now?
Knowing how you work is SO important when writing! I think I’m somewhere between the two…
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I hear you. My first book I was a total pantser, at least as far as the overall arc of the story. I research and learn and try to understand what I’m writing about, I just didn’t have any hard and fast direction. Now that I’m writing book two, and a different book altogether, I’m noticing that I like the idea of an outline. Doesn’t mean I’ll follow it entirely, but it’s a framework, and it keeps me on track.