Writing

Nothing Is Set In Stone

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Over the weekend, Susan, Lauralynn, and I got into a discussion about this notion that if you put it down on paper, you can’t change it.  I think this fear frequently applies to pantsers–the idea that if you outline something, then you can’t deviate from it.  I know I felt that way as a pantser […]

Musings

Writing Dichotomies

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As a writer I have long been familiar with the classifications of pantser vs. plotter.  Being myself somewhere caught in the middle of the two, this classification didn’t seem to capture the difficulties I sometimes (okay, I’ll be honest, often) encounter with my writing.  Whether I plot or fly by the seat of my pants, […]

Musings

Perspective Is Everything

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A couple of weeks ago, Pot and I had a discussion that boiled down to me needing an attitude adjustment about this whole plotting vs. pantsing issue.  I was griping that plotting took away all the surprise and fun of writing for me–that I already knew what was going to happen. Then last week happened.  […]

Musings

Fess Up Friday

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Well it’s Friday at last (thank God).  It’s been a fairly unproductive week on Til Death again.  I launched this new blog ten days ago, and in that span of time I’ve written maybe 1700 words?  I’ve been way too mired in playing with plugins, checking site stats, and generally procrastinating with blogdom.  The progress […]