Advice from an unpublished author – Do some planning.

I’m a Pantser through and through. My first book was three chapters in before i even realised it. Needless to say over the last few years I do now make notes about characters and research, most of this is done as i go. One thing i hate in books is finding a writer has the wrong name.

Eric's blog

Quill, book title How I write

I know there is this whole debate about planners and pantsers. I started of somewhere in the middle with a rough chapter guide some notes on characters and few bits and pieces around world building. This approach has got me into a bit of trouble. For example, I was explaining where different room are in a building which was quite important to the plot and I think all my floors are mixed up. What I should have done is made at least a rough floor plan. I have discovered my character notes are not detailed enough. I need much more information to make them appear more rounded, even if it doesn’t appear in the book I need to know.

I’ve recently been chatting to this very nice chap on twitter, who like me is writing his first fantasy novel. Unlike me he has spent ages getting the…

View original post 72 more words