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Planning

Whenever I read books about how to write, they all say not to plan things too much, and to let events happen as they will. Which is, for the most part, some pretty good advice, even if I don't take it all the time.

For the first time in... probably ever, I am writing a mystery story, and it's almost impossible not to plan stories like that. Amirite? Otherwise the setup you have in the beginning might not make sense if you go with the flow and deviate from who the originally-planned killer was.

How much do you plan things out when you write?

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ozanbaba
Dec. 24th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
you know you can always edit it later.

and secondly, always write anything come down to your mind in first draft. you can later make it make sense.
vulturemonster
Dec. 25th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've never tried to write a mystery but when I write I tend to plan a lot. maybe too much.

I tend to plan out characters and one or two key scenes that I want to put in and let the rest of it fall into place.

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