My Writing process; #MfrwAuthors; week 11

So this week, we are talking about our own writing processes, namely, PLOTTING.

I am a plotter. ( When I say that I feel like I’m in a self-help group; “Hi, my name is Peggy and I plot.” 

But, as always, I digress.

So. Plotting. I am a dyed-in-the-wool plotter for several reasons none of which counts more than the other, but just goes to explain why I am the way I am.

  1. I am a Nurse so, therefore have a scientific background. I need to now if I do A, then B or C will happen ahead of time.
  2. I hate to be surprised. I have impulse control issues, so when someone surprises me I never EVER say the right thing or act the appropriate way. I have ruined enough birthday parties and drop-in visits from people to fill a lifetime.
  3. I am a linear thinker. I like going from A to Z in a straight line. It’s logical for me and alleviates anxiety.
  4. I like knowing what will happen to my characters before it happens to them. I have never been the type of writer who says, “My characters just insisted I have them say this or act this way. NO. Not gonna happen to me.
  5. I like, no actually LOVE, being in control. The one thing I have absolute dictator control over in my life is my writing, my characters, and what happens to them.

If I didn’t know where my story was going. what was going to befall my characters, what their storyline was, I think I would write a pretty horrible book.But that’s me…just saying.

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5 responses to “My Writing process; #MfrwAuthors; week 11

  1. My writing process would make you cringe. LOL I have ZERO control over my characters. They are often in charge to tell their story as they see fit. I tweeted about that earlier this week.

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  2. Peggy Jaeger

    Haha, Meka – i ppomise I wouldn’t cringe. I am in awe of writers who can be pansters and let their characters take them away!!!

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  3. Hi Peggy, I consider myself a linear pantser. But during NaNoWriMo, I found myself grateful for all the advance planning and plotting I did beforehand. BTW…I love the expression “dictator control”…

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  4. Peggy Jaeger

    Yup, that’s me… a little dictator!!! Nanowrimo is best done with preparation, for sure, so Kudos to you!!

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  5. Although we use labels (“plotter”, “pantser”) I suspect most writer follow no pre-determined system and are willing to do use whatever method or inspiration works to get the next chapter that #%& story written.

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