Stick and Move | Lies by David T. Shank
NaNoWriMo is a week in. Has your story taken any unexpected turns yet? Mine has. But I've developed strategies for this. Part of the fun of being a Pantser is never knowing where the story will take you. The appeal of being a Plotter is in knowing what's coming next at all times so you don't have to think too much, just write. As a writer, like I've said before, I'm somewhere in the middle. I know my beginning and end, the major characters, and the most important scenes in the story. My goal is to take the characters from one important scene to the next. So in that regard, I'm a plotter. For everything else I'm a pantser, and that makes me a Plantser. But those spaces in-between are mostly blank. I don't know exactly what will happen outside of a few little ideas that I keep in my back pocket to help generate a new scene. My story takes place at a summer camp, so this wasn't too difficult for me. Summer camp comes with lots of activities—both indoor and outdoor. It's also a place where