Off to Mount Hermon!

April 12, 2011

Tomorrow I’m going to Mount Hermon. I go one day early just to be alone and enjoy the surroundings. This year, though, I’m also taking a writing project with me that has an April 30 deadline.

From the results of my last blog, it’s obvious what most of you are interested in. I’ll try as much as possible to stick to topics on how to succeed as a writer and/or behind the scenes looks at publishing. I do have a couple of your previous suggestions I promised I’d follow up on. I’ll try to do so when I return. I’m taking my laptop, so I may even have a chance to blog from the conference. (Hey, there’s still time for you to register for the conference. Come! You won’t regret it).

In the meantime, here’s an interesting blog I think you fiction writers will like. Author BJ Hoff sent it to me and I enjoyed it. So the question now is: Are YOU a pantser?

3 replies
  1. Melissa K. Norris says:

    Nope. I’ve found a general outline makes it easier for me to write. I have to know my main characters goal, motivation, and conflict before I can really start. There is room for things that surprise me, but I have to have the house before I can decorate it.

  2. Jan Cline says:

    Big time panster. I tried to make an outline and chart characters, but it’s just not in me. I think Im too old to change now 🙂 Have a wonderful conference…that one is my dream conference. Maybe next year.

  3. Janalyn Voigt says:

    I’m a hybrid. :o)

    I develop a plot around a central theme, and then break it into scenes divided by chapter. Because my scene descriptions consist of a sentence or two, I have plenty of room for creativity. Sometimes I have to adjust my plot as I go, but for the most part I stick to my framework.

    Have fun at Mount Hermon. I hope to make it there next year.

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