Confessions of a (soon to be) Reformed Pantser

Hello, SEers! Mae here today with an overdue confession. Perhaps I should explain how it came about... Even writers who carefully plot, plan, and meticulously outline their novels have the unexpected happen. For authors who routinely pants their books, it’s common to have twists pop out of the blue. But what about characters? I’ve found … Continue reading Confessions of a (soon to be) Reformed Pantser

Creating a Strong Story With Character Arcs

A lot of work goes into writing a well-developed novel. Planning, plotting, outlining (even pansters need a general story idea). An author must create interesting characters and settings, write scenes that keep the reader interested… The list goes on. Writers need to know proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Even when sending to an editor, the … Continue reading Creating a Strong Story With Character Arcs