Pantser Preview #1: How Does a Pantser Write? (#fiction #amwriting #amwritingscifi)

I fly by the seat of my pants when I write. I rarely outline and I have to be careful of research tangents. That rabbit hole is deep!

I can’t speak for all pantsers, but I thought I would give you a sneak peek at what goes on inside my head. It usually starts with an inspiration, prompt, or idea and the images float around in my brains.  Sometimes I sleep on it or sometimes I sit down for an hour and just write (Writing on the Fly). I see where the scene or characters take me. I don’t pay too much attention to editing, but I will make changes if an idea hits me or if something doesn’t mesh.

I’ve taken a screen shot of about twenty minutes of a one hour writing frenzy.  You can read the rest in its first draft form (yes, I did fix the word “its” in the video!):  Failure to Conform


Inquiring minds want to know:

Do you pants it or outline it?


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