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You Might Be a Plotter If As Ive written many times before Im

You Might Be a Plotter If As Ive written many times before Im


"You Might Be a Plotter If…": As I've written many

They say there are two types of writers. Plotters, who plan and plot everything out, and Pantsers who 'write by the seat of their pants.'

Writing the First Draft: The No-Nonsense Guide for Authors

In my last post, I shared why I'd made the switch from pantsing to plotting, and why I'm glad I did. Now, I'll show you some of the nitty-gritty of how ...

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Over the last several months, I've been looking for ways to produce physical outputs from my generative code. I'm interested in the idea of developing real, ...

Think writing 50,000 words in a single month is absolute madness? Hundreds of thousands of

When other writers ask me if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I usually tell them, “I'm a little of both, but I'm also skip around.” By “skipping around,” I mean ...

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Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between: James Scott Bell: 9780910355117: Amazon.com: Books

Hand-writing your notes, I find, can also help test ideas and let them flow before you transcribe what works into your process doc or writing software.

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What Your Writing Style Says About You

Last month, we called for our readers to share the motivations behind their wondrous words and reasons behind their love of writing—via Facebook, ...

The Plotting Grid: a Tool for Plotters and Pantsers

Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between: James Scott Bell: 9780910355117: Amazon.com: Books

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Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone

How to Finish Your Book in Three Drafts

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5 reasons to write with scrivener

I'm going to give you some tips for working with pen plotters. Specifically, I'm going to talk about working with the AxiDraw plotter from Evil Mad ...

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Plotters vs. Pantsers: Can You Guess Which Side Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Are On? - Goodreads News & Interviews

Pantser Versus Plotter

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I've been very slow to create posts these last few months. I like to think it's not due to laziness, but just that I've been so busy playing with other ...

Productivity and You: How to be a More Efficient Writer. More Productive Writer. When you're ...

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In Praise of Slow Writing

I've been reading. Here are all the books I want to read. Right now, I'm reading Writing the Fiction Series. I really want to read, The Juggling Author.


How to Put Your Thoughts Into Words: 3 Proven Strategies

This is a photo of the actual ratty old plotting grid I use.

We drift inwards, producing a left margin that slowly slopes towards the center of the page. Here's an example of a human-written letter Maillift composed ...

Write that Journal Article - in 7 days! (or how to be a plotter ...

How to Write a Book in 2018: The Seriously Ultimate Guide for New Writers. I think you'll agree with me when ...

He wanted to quit writing, and not merely this novel. He wanted to stop writing novels completely.

the mirror moment for plotters and pantsers

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You

“When did you first realize you're a writer?” I was asked that the other day by one of my scholars, bless her inquisitive little heart, and it was among the ...

So whether you're a newbie, an established writer, or a published author, let's talk about maximizing the time we have to bring our stories to life!

Can You “Fast Draft”?

Well if you're like [Uri Shaked] you could hand them a pen and tell them to get writing. The holidays are coming up quick, and somebody's gotta sign all ...

Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story

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Write From the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters and Pantsers

An intro to Pen Plotters

Plotter or Pantser In the early days of writing ...

Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between: James Scott Bell: 9780910355117: Amazon.com: Books

Imagine your novel as the parts of a delicately crafted Swiss watch—laid out in front of you. Now put it together. Blindfolded.

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Struggling to build momentum in your writing career? With a little help from behavioral research, you will learn practical, actionable tips to stop ...

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Last week, I was chatting with a new crop of students about writing stories, and this was one of the questions that arose. (Speaking of crops, September ...

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My Top 5 Tools to Get You Writing

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I've written before about trying to be less of a pantser and more of a plotter now I'm writing my second novel. This has met with some success.

Before you post anything to Wattpad for the first time (or afterward, doesn'

Writer's Doubt: The #1 Enemy of Writing (and What You Can Do About It): Bryan Hutchinson: 9781515230892: Amazon.com: Books

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How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

If you are one of the maybe dozen people worldwide saddled with one of these beasts, I've got a half-assed python library that will get you started.

How To Know It's Time To Write The End

Note the part where I say, "I'm avoiding writing." Yeah


I'm a panster at heart. But there's no denying that outlining does help an author write faster, so I do a bit of it before each book. Outlining helps.

He had come to a book signing in my home town of Adelaide in South Australia, which was a feat in itself considering we are tucked away at the bottom of the ...

How to write a first draft


Can a Drafting Cycle Help You Juggle Multiple Manuscripts?

Accused shooting plotter's journal: 'I've got big plans'

I have a new story out! If you haven't heard about the Sight Unseen anthology, you can read more about it in a blog post I wrote for All About Romance.


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8 Ways Scrivener Will Help You Become A Proficient Writer Overnight | The Creative Penn

Those three things–the awesome romance, the fun of a teen sleuthing, and the wonderfulness of autumn–are what made we want to write The Executioners Three.

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