A Writer’s Guide to Plotting and Pantsing

  Today, I’m going to talk about Plotting and Pantsing. Let's start with some definitions, because these words are rather weird, if you don't recognize them. Plotters: Plotters are the writers who prefer to plan their novels ahead of time. Pantsers: Pantsers are the writers who would rather not. They "write by the seat of … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Plotting and Pantsing

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A Writer’s Guide to Sue-Spotting

"Hi my name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way and I have long ebony black hair..." You may begin screaming, now. Okay--in all seriousness--I should start explaining. Mary Sues, or 'Sues,' as I lovingly refer to them, are idealized characters (of either gender) who exist at the center of their narrative universe. Everything that happens in … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Sue-Spotting