On Plotting: Why I'm a Pantser

On Plotting: Why I'm a Pantser

As much as I'd like to say I've been overtly active this week, I can't. The words have been coming hard, especially when it pertains to The Magician. As I've spoken of before, I'm what you call a "pantser." This means that I write my novels without plotting the whole thing out. Now that's not to say I go in completely blind, but generally I just know what's going to happen in the next few chapters. For me, this allows the characters to take hold and play a bit. The biggest troubles I've run into when writing my novels is not paying attention to the characters and saying, "No sir, you will walk this path."

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