I think that all pantsers have this fear inside of them that making a plot will box them in when they try to write their story, limiting their creativity. That fear keeps them from trying to outlining. They want to be creative, and in their eyes, having a plot stops that. If you don't know, I actually used to be a pretty hardcore pantser. I don't think it shows very much anymore, but that used to be the only way I wrote. Some of those leftover fears from my time as a panster still lurk in the back of my mind, though. (Also, WordPress keep trying to autocorrect me whenever I write 'pantser' into 'panther'. 😑) However, as a person who now refuses to walk into any book without at least some semblance of a plot, those fears have taken on a different form in me: the idea that, while I'm plotting, maybe I'm plotting too much. I need creative freedom to go meandering down whatever paths happen to pop up along my way, and if my plans have to be followed exactly, then I can't do that. So how far am I really willing to go with my outlines?
Wow! Have we ever come a long way since the first post in this series! 😄 We're ending the last post with a bang, because #1 I love foreshadowing and #2 I'm giving you a freebie!
So we have reached Conflict, and you know what the last dialogue post will also be about as well. But, obviously that's for the last post in this series, and not this one. 😛
So today, the type of dialogue we're looking at today is Explanation.
So today we're continuing our dialogue series! Today is Realization.
Welcome to post #3 in this series! Today, we're looking at humorous dialogue.
So we are now back to a post on dialogue! We are starting with the art of writing Regular Conversation.
Hey there! It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I posted a writing tip on a blog about writing. So today, I’m going to talk a little bit about dialogue. (I’ll do my last tag next week, though :P) Dialogue is when a character is speaking (in case you didn’t know) It can make the difference between … Continue reading How to Keep your Novel Interesting with Dialogue