Tag Archives: Pantser

Do your characters lead you down blind alleys?

Unruly Characters Authors, do your characters sometimes refuse to fall in line and tread the path you have so carefully plotted for them? Mine do. Sigh. I’m not a detailed plotter, nor these days a total pantser  – and I’m making the assumption here that you understand these terms, and don’t think I’m making risqué underwear references. When […]

Why a Dedicated Pantser has taken to Plotting (of sorts!)

Pantser by nature For those of you unsure what this strange beast might be, a pantser is someone who writes by the seat of their pants. In other words, someone like me. When I wrote my first novel h-hm years ago, I started with an interesting scene and let the story develop. I had absolutely NO […]