The blank page…

  
So here I am again. On the train to London with my pen and paper ready to make a start on chapter 9. Where do I start I hear you ask? Good question.

As some of you may know, there are two types of writer. The ‘plotter’ and the ‘pantster’. The first being relatively obvious. A plotter will sit down and map out every detail of their story from beginning to end. They will work hard on each scene to make sure they have a good understanding on what’s happening, who’s talking and what the scene should mean. They will know everything about their story before they even put pen to paper. This is the plotter.
Now the pantster, he/she will have an idea about a story and to some degree make notes on each chapter as to what they would like to include and how the story will pan out. Very rarely does a pantster know the ending to their story until they are half way through writing their masterpiece. They let their pen do the talking taking them on its own journey. The story changing all the time as they write. 
I am a definite pantster. I make notes on each chapter before I start writing but that’s about as planned as it gets. I have however just about figured out my ending. Good, bad, happy or sad. Who knows? I do! 
So there you go guys. That’s how I write. I sit, pick up my pen and let my imagination run all over the page. Not literally as that would be a bit messy!
Until next time. Take care.
Mark

 

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2 comments

  1. sensuallydesired · May 14, 2015

    Haha, I like this blog post. I definitely understand what you mean but I’ve never heard it described like that. I would say I am a “Pantster”. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Listmomma · May 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on Listmomma and commented:
    Very true the blank page can be daunting but it helps to know what type you are.

    Like

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