Welcome to the second episode of The Merry Writer Podcast which is now available to listen to. You will find an embedded Youtube video below where you can listen to myself and Rachel discuss today's question, which is: "Are you a Planner, Pantser or Plantser?"
This week's guest poster is the awesome writer Mel Carter who discusses the technique of planning a novel. Enjoy!
A goal is a dream with a plan. How are you at making plans? Sticking to them? The reason goals fail, resolutions fail is because people make them nice and vague. That's why you need a plan and not just a goal.
As my novel ideas have come screaming back like a furious banshee over the last few weeks, it got me thinking about the Stages of Writing. For those hardened writers who have been at it for ages, I'm sure you will see some familiarity here. For those newly joining us in the world of writing, welcome to what the journey will hold. 🙂
Today I'm going to talk about ideas. The Songs of the Muses. These are the life force of the writer. Without them, we (figuratively) starve. When you get an idea you need to grab onto it. So the question becomes, where do ideas come from?