Take Off Your Pants and Write!
There are some writers who are content to make it up as they go—flying by the seat of their pants, as it were. Other writers need a more tangible plot outline crafted in advance, one which they follow closely as they write. It keeps them on track and ensures that their story proceeds—and ends—the way they expected.?
There are pros and cons to both "pantsing" and "plotting," however. Novelist Jeffrey Somers shows how each method works, how to overcome each method's weaknesses, and how to determine which method is the right one for you—or if a hybrid approach called Plantsing is the ideal.