How To Write By The Seat of Your Pants

My outliner writing friends wonder how I can be a “pantser.” This article I found today is pretty much how I do it. Your actual mileage may vary.

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If anyone out there outlines (and succeeds by this method), please leave a comment below because I would love to feature a guest post on the plotting method.

There is no one method that works for everyone.  You need to write in whatever way will get the book finished.  Some of us write by the seat of our pants, others need to plot everything out ahead of time, and others fall somewhere in between.  Today, I want to talk about writing by the seat of your pants because I am that type of writer.

Now for the post…

1. It all begins with knowing your genre.

And when I say “an idea”, I mean that is pretty much it.  There is not much more to it than that.  I write romances, so I know a couple of things going into any book.  I know there is a hero and heroine…

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4 thoughts on “How To Write By The Seat of Your Pants

  1. acflory says:

    Gah… I think I must be the world’s most anal pantster. Apart from letting the characters dictate the direction the story will follow, I mess everything else up. -sigh-

    Btw have you started another WIP yet?

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