Tolkien and Lewis: Pantster vs. Plotter

If you do an online search for "pantsters" and "plotters," you'll find that a great deal has been said about writing techniques and the pros and cons of being a pantster--one who writes by the seat of one's pants--and being a plotter who charts everything ahead of time. And personally, being a pantster, I've felt … Continue reading Tolkien and Lewis: Pantster vs. Plotter

Writing a Novel for the Senses

I recently discovered a whole new (to me, at least) kind of fiction, where you don't have to focus on the story. You don't have to figure out your main question and answer it. You don't even have to wrap up all the loose threads for it to be complete. This is the sensational novel.┬áIn … Continue reading Writing a Novel for the Senses