There are two kinds of writers: plotters – people who plan their novel before starting it, and pantsers – people who just type and let the book develop how it wants.
As a plotter, I’m curious how pantsing a book would even work. I think plotting makes the writing easier, faster, and better… and if I’m going to write 50,000 in 30 days this November, I need my writing to be all three of those things.
Beginning a book can be daunting, especially for Nano, but preparing can make it much easier. For all Nano authors; if I were you, I'd start preparing now. For those of you who aren't, this should still be useful.
Between writing Sacred Fire and Hunger, I’ve learned a few tricks. I’m doing many things to prepare for Fierce before the clock strikes 12:01 am on November 1st. Some things worked with my other books, some I didn't do but wish I had done, and some I've never tried before.
For the rest of the week, I’ll share my methods. In November, I’ll talk about what helped, what I couldn’t live without, and what didn’t make that big of a difference.
Before we get started tomorrow, let’s discuss; are you a pantser, or a plotter? Which do you feel is better and why?