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Monday, October 15, 2012

Plotter or Pantser?

Today I hope you'll visit me at A Reading Obsession, where I am chatting about plotters versus pantsers. It's one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from other writers: Do I plot my scenes meticulously, using Post-It Notes, index cards, flow charts, etc? Or do I write from the seat of my pants and allow the book to take me where it may?

The answer is a little bit of both. Having been a computer programmer before I became a full-time writer, I believe in knowing where I am going to start, where it's all going to end, and something about how to get from one point to another.

But there are always unexpected things that crop up in a book... Read my guest blog and let me know:

If you're a writer, are you a plotter or a pantser? And if you're a reader, can you tell whether the author was a plotter or a pantser?