Have you ever read one of those “What kind of writer are you?” posts or tests and wanted to jump up and scream at the screen “STOP TRYING TO PUT ME IN A BOX!” Nope… just me then? Well I never said I was normal… or sane… or quiet. See, that’s the thing. I’m not just a … More I am a Writer!
What is the dilemma you ask. The dilemma is this: Do you follow where you characters lead or are you determined to keep the story on the course you’ve already determined for it? This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. As I have written my story, it has taken quite a few … More The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.
Recently, I collaborated with a fellow writer on a blog post about writing styles. I am quite pleased with the post we wrote but I am still at odds with this idea of Plotter vs Pantser. First let me say this: I have never been a fan of labels. That’s just me. So right away … More I am not a Plotter. Must I be a Pantser?