Tools for the Discovery Writer (Aka, “Pantser”)
This morning I worked some more on the class I’ll be teaching Sunday afternoon at Context 27 (a speculative fiction con in Columbus, Ohio, coming up in about a month). I’ll be providing specific tools for the so-called discovery writer (aka, the fly by the seat of your pants writer, aka, pantser, aka she or he who does not do a plot outline before starting a project.).
Preparing to teach this class is turning out to be a lot of fun, as it has provided an opportunity for my ideas on the topic — which have been percolating for a few years now — to coalesce into a meaningful whole. Unless my memory fails me, everything I’ve written has been pantsed rather than plot outlined. So I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with this way of going about things, and look forward to sharing what I’ve learned.
As I put my class materials together I’ll be posting one or two brief excerpts here on this blog. You know, free samples. Teasers. Here’s a piece I worked on this morning. Take a gander at it by clicking on the linky-link : Discovery writing workshop PDF
And, for more information about the workshop at Context 27, check out this link.