Pantsers are the type of writers who thrust themselves behind a screen and begin typing—without an outline! But if famous authors such as Stephen King and George R.R. Martin deem themselves to be pantsers, some pros must exist for this daring group.
I want to live the entire story in my head, beginning to end. I want to have experienced it in full before anyone else does. To do this, I construct a soundtrack.
Every writer has his or her strengths and weaknesses (or banes if you’re feeling truly medieval). If you don’t know yours, the quickest way to find out is to have critique partners read your manuscript.
We’ve all heard it. Accepted it. The number of original (or basic) story plots can be counted on our two hands. It has all been said and done before.
Or has it?