When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?
I used to not know until it was finished, and then I got into the habit of plotting, sub-plotting, charting, piecing everything together . . . then I learned a simple truth about not finishing what I started: too much planning and not enough doing. I went back to writing rough draft start to finish. Most often I know the start and bits & pieces of the middle, but rarely do I know how my stories are actually going to end.
How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?
Not the people so much as their actions, and I’ve only once written a story based loosely on someone I actually know. There were a few times when I was reading a magazine article about someone’s life whom I obvious don’t know, and a story started weaving its tale inside my head even before I finished the article. One instance; a single sentence got me thinking.
Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.
Strong, single-minded, and silly
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