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Title: Everyday, you learn something new.
Post by: R. C. on February 20, 2021, 09:33:16 AM
Today I learned: Writing non-fiction and being a plotter-pantser does not mix.

Fiction leaks out of my head where facts are required. It is a good thing I don't have a deadline.

I wonder what I will learn tomorrow...

Cheers,
R.C.
Title: Re: Everyday, you learn something new.
Post by: Vijaya on February 20, 2021, 09:48:01 AM
Hah! So true. Most of my published work is nonfiction and I tell you outlining everything got me in the habit of doing it for fiction as well, only I could be perfectly happy outlining all kinds of stories and not actually writing them so relearning how to just write the damn book. Learning something new every day too.
Title: Re: Everyday, you learn something new.
Post by: Al Stevens on February 20, 2021, 11:17:54 AM
I'm about half and half fiction/nonfiction. I'm a pantser with fiction and an outliner with non-fiction. A hybrid. Oddly, I wrote my (non-fiction) book on being a pantser (the Zen title in my signature) from a carefully-defined outline. That's how I wrote all the computer programming titles. It's the only way I knew to make sure I covered each topic comprehensively.