I would first like to draw your attention to the right, where a count of all my followers lies. We’re currently at 104. Plus, there have been a steady stream of people that have been regularly liking my posts. A few of these: theryanlanz, humanity777, and more.
I’d like to thank all of you for your support, but ask just a bit more of you, and those others who are interested. I’d like to form an online debate on the benefits of planning for your writing versus writing by the seat of your pants.
A popular opinion towards planning for your writing is that it disallows creativity and creates stiff writing. Lenghts of planning change according to author. Some plan only the first few chapters, and some plan more with more pages than in their actual manuscript.
Writing by the seat of your pants is just a fancy way of saying “writing without any planning.” Many say this inspires creativity, but some believe that it will bring in dead ends, loopholes, and impossibilities such as an unsolvable climax.
My job for you is to leave a sentence or two, or a paragraph of whatever length, saying why one of these methods are better than the other. Leave your thoughts in the comments. I’ll leave this post up for a while, reminding you about it in some later posts, until we have at least a few opinions. I’ll compile them into a post so readers can form their own opinion whether planning or pants-writing is better.