Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Writer's Wednesday

NaNo?  Anyone?  Do you pre-plan?  I have to.  I'm not a panster.  Well...maybe a little.  So does that make me a panster plotter?  I'm working on my synopsis and outline for a new story I decided to use for National Novel Writing Month.  November's on like Donkey Kong.  It's all about the daily word count.  I'll have to handcuff and gag my internal editor.  The important key to remember is to get the story out.  Put it on paper.

So do you plot or pre-plan your story?  Do you make character charts or write out an outline or synopsis to follow as you push through the rough draft?  I'm going to plot with this story.  I haven't always in the past and I've struggled with them.  Hopefully this weekend I can get a corkboard for my notes.  Next week I'll blog out writing space and how it affects your writing.  But I've got about two weeks before NaNo begins and I need to chart my characters, their goals, motivation, and conflicts.  Even though it sounds like a lot of work...I'm excited.

Are you a plotter?  Panster?  Both?!  What seems to work best for you?

1 comment:

Rula Sinara said...

I don't do NaNo. I put enough pressure on myself LOL. Honestly, I think I've become a mix of it all. I DO keep track of word count. That really helps me stay on track.