Last week’s question was: How do you write and why do you think it works for you?
I am a total pantster and write very similarly to our very own Kathy Palm (see below). I write all my ideas and thoughts down, then try to connect the dots. This works for me, but I do see the value in having a complete outline. I know the top writers do this…but I just can’t. I’ve tried to outline, but I get frustrated with the confines of what I’ve sketched out.
I do brainstorm and “outline” in my head, if that counts. I mean, I do think about where the story is going and who the characters are. It’s not all a mystery when I begin writing, but there’s nothing formal written down. Two of our very own Midnighters have shared how they write: