Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Pantser? Sort of… Plotter? Sort of…

I’ve finally gotten to the stage with my new book where all the notes from all the research have been poured-over, pruned, and synthesized…

I could just start writing the story; but, I need a bit of structure—some scaffolding—before I write the first draft.

My last novel, Notes from An Alien (free copy here…), had a detailed, scene-by-scene outline; but…

By the fourth chapter, the outline was so covered with cuts it almost bled to death…

There was still an underlying order, though, and that let me finish the book.

We’ll see how the process works on this next novel………

Stay tuned…

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