Plotting vs Pantsing

This is an episode of Matt Gemmell's Trouble With Writing, a podcast with focused, hard-won techniques for solving all the problems you might encounter when planning, writing, and editing novels. Brief and to-the-point, with episodes you can listen to in any order.

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Plotting vs Pantsing

A full plan, or no plan at all, can each be appropriate for different authors or works.

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Episode Notes

Some writers prefer to fully plan a novel before starting, and some prefer to just begin writing and see what happens. In this episode, I talk about my own approach, and why it can be best to pay attention to the needs of the book, and also your own personality.

I also mention my free weekly mini-stories as an example of a type of writing where I don’t plan ahead.

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