D is for Dancing with your plot...
For a Panster, plotting is harder than for a natural borne plottter. Well, for me it is. I always get a cramped feeling when I sit down and plot straight out. I honestly can NOT think of the path I want my characters to take.
My creativity always happens as I'm writing. Maybe my MC does something out of the ordinary that will spark an idea. Or sometimes, as I'm working on descriptions of the setting, an idea will come from no where.
As I write, the inspiration happens. So my problem with plotting is NO INSPIRATION.
One day, I was chatting with @plotwhisperer and she said something I'll never forget.
Can always do both at the same time,
@TalynnL. Write until you don't know where you're going anymore. Plot for clarity and direction
@TalynnL. Back and forth until you have plotted and written all the way to the end.
That idea sounded beautiful to me! Dancing with my plot. Dancing with my WIP. How inspirational and romantic. I loved it!
And so, now I dance. I write a little. As inspiration strikes, I stop and plot some. When the ideas cease to to roll, I pick up my virtual pen and write. When something new pops up, I stop, and plot more.
And I love it.
It gives my writing a whole new meaning.
Ready for dance lessons, beautiful guys and dolls????