Pantsing Vs. Plotting – A Collection of Opinions on Planning or Not Planning Your Novel

“Did you know J. R. R. Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by the seat of his pants?”

The opinions have been gathered! Many writers, professional and aspiring, have chimed in their opinions on plotting their novel or writing by the seat of their pants (writing without any planning). Complete with quotes and “Did You Knows?” on the subject of plotting, this post is not to be missed, and can be a guide to the writer in making this important decision: To Plan or not to Plan?

Give God the glory. Hosanna in the highest!

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Character Names II

The most important source of fantasy names is your brain. However, this can be terribly unreliable. Filled with constantly reoccurring writer’s block, blackouts, and and mind blanks, your encephalon needs a little guidance to come up with character names, city names, and more. This post lists several helpful techniques that use normal, everyday words, and turns them into really awesome names.

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Aspire to Inspire: Chatting with Your Character

Need inspiration? Need character depth? Maybe your getting ready for NaNoWriMo and you need a writing jumpstart. Here’s a nifty method of getting a book boost: talking with you character. Whether you send a text, a mock email, or a letter, chit-chatting with your character about life an be a good practice. What would you say if you met your protag? Plus, this post is full of promts.

Give God the glory.

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