Tag: Novel planning

Starting the Year Off Right: Planning for Pantsers

That time of year, that often-dreaded time of year, has come again. New Year’s resolutions. Just the thought of setting any goals or structure to things like fiction writing can be downright horrifying to one group of authors. Really, you ask, it’s that bad? Trust me, it is. I understand this because I am a…
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January 12, 2018 0

Pantsers vs Plotters During NaNoWriMo: How to Plan for Success

In high school, you were the English major who skipped the day they taught outlining. You refuse to read “How to Plot Your Novel” articles. The very idea of an outline to guide your story makes you break out in hives. Does this sound like you? Then you might be a pantser. For those who…
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November 3, 2017 0

Don’t Get Mired Down in the Details

We’ve all heard the old chestnut “God is in the details.” Basically, it means that details are important. A great story is built up of tiny little details. The single sentence spoken by Character X at the beginning of Chapter One may become instrumental in the outcome of Chapter Forty-Six, or the carelessness in Chapter Four could…
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November 2, 2017 0
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