Pantsing Toward an Outline: a Hybrid Approach

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hand holding red pen on manuscript pagesHello to all the Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here today with a few outlining ideas. We’ve had more than a few posts on this site addressing our approaches to this writing task ( which is admittedly odious to some writers out there). Here are a few of those posts:

Recently, Joan Hall gave us tips for being a pantser with her “Out of Order” post.

Mae Clair declared several months back that she wanted to stop pantsing (working by the seat of one’s pants) and why with her “Confessions of a (soon to be) Reformed Pantser” post.

Craig Boyack shared, “A friendlier way of outlining,” about his storyboarding techniques.

We probably have more posts about the subject but you get the point: there are a lot of different paths to development when it comes to writing a novel. I personally prefer having…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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