Today I’m guest blogging at Melinda Collins’s blog. I’m talking about the craft of writing, and how I love every bit of it. Yes, even the hair-ripping-out parts. *smile*
That love of the craft means I don’t have a favorite part of the process, so I don’t strictly fall on one side or the other in the great plotter vs. pantser divide. Or the character vs. plot divide. Or the writing scenes in linear order vs. out-of-order divide.
I wonder if I’m the only one so scattered in my approach. (Maybe I just don’t like divides. *smile*) Do most people mix up different methods? Or do they stick with what has worked for them before?
We each have to come up with our own approach to writing based on what works for us. Writing workshops can be great for exposing us to different techniques, but we have to be careful not to think that the instructor’s way is the only way. Their process might not work for us.
I’ve had to learn that lesson with every story I write because every one has been different. To learn what my seemingly random approach means for my writing process, visit me at Melinda’s blog.
Do you consider yourself a plotter or a pantser? Or are you somewhere in between? Do you write your scenes in order, or do you write whatever scene your muse wants to attack? Have you experimented with different writing approaches?
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