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R. C.

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Everyday, you learn something new.
« 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...

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Vijaya

Re: Everyday, you learn something new.
« Reply #1 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.


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Re: Everyday, you learn something new.
« Reply #2 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.
    
 
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