Nikki asked Katie McGarry:

Is it hard to stay organized when writing a book? Do you plan out your novel or do you just go with the flow and why?

Katie McGarry Hi Nikki,

I'm a plotter by nature, but none of my books have ever gone as planned. I always have next to me what I want to have happen in the book along with a sketch of all my characters. It lists what their goals, conflicts, and motivations are to keep me on track.

My favorite book on plotting is John Truby's Anatomy of Story.

Thank you,


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