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To Plot Or Not To Plot? by Helene Young

     Anyone who knows me well knows that I write organically – or by the seat of my pants, if you want the honest truth. For me the story starts with one or two characters, plus a setting and a … Continue reading

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How a Little Planning Can Help Focus Your Novel Manuscript

Many writers take on the task of writing a novel with little forward planning – especially for their first attempt. This often results in major problems for the writer. One of the most common problems is: The manuscript is meandering or … Continue reading

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On ‘Losing the Plot: Plotting in advance VS writing as you go’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. Melinda Snodgrass started the panel discussion with an analogy that fiction writers who plan in advance of writing are like architects and that fiction writers who plan as they write … Continue reading

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