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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Plotter vs. Panster in Mimir's Well, Norse of the New North

I just finished the final chapter of Mimir’s Well, a series of short reads in the fantasy genre playing to the Norse Myths. I must say, the last chapter came from my Muse a week after I penned the second to the last chapter. The hesitation was because my main character, Gunnhild, had a BIG decision to make.

I must say, that in the panster vs. plotter debate, I am evolving towards plotter, but not without pitfalls. Just today, I retweeted a tweet from a fellow writer who said, (and I paraphrase, looking to catch the essence of the post) that she plots, but her characters have a mind of their own. I say that I am evolving towards plotter from panster because to be truly prolific as a writer, an author should know where the story is going. That being said, most times, for me, in the beginning, the end is not known.

I didn’t know, but at last, I trudged on. I left the reader in suspense because up until I typed in the words, I wasn’t sure what she would do.

My protagonist failed to let me down. She did what she had to do. 

Being the first episode in a series, she left me wanting to know what would happen next. Spoiler alert, she left me wanting to know what would happen next. 

So, not much of a spoiler except to say, if you get to read the first episode, which means I’ll actually have to publish it for Kindle, you’ll want me to hurry up and get onto the next, which I fully plan to do. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Stay tuned.