|"Did you say pants? Can I nom them?"|
Now maybe I'm not a total pantser. I do a small outline. And by small I mean that I write out a one-sentence summary of probably the eight most pivotal scenes of my stories--for plot purposes (climax, etc.) as well as character development. But from there, I just write.
And then I revise. And then I rewrite. And then I revise some more.
During this whole process, I'll know that I have scenes I'm missing, usually transition scenes. These scenes will then come to me in some moment of
|Don't judge my brilliance!|
I keep a notebook with me mostly wherever I am (except on a dog walk), so that when these moments are over, I can write things down. Usually I'll do a paragraph description of what played out in my head, unless of course there was this awesome dialog that came down from me like fire from heaven. In which case I lock myself up in a room and write.
What about you? Do scenes come to you like this? Do they sneak up on you and make certain pieces finally fall together? If, so where are your creative places? Or are you one of those lucky individuals who knows all the scenes before you start writing (