Otto asked Sandra Brown:

Hello, I am an aspiring writer. I wanted to ask, what is your writing process? Do you start with and outline, or do you just have a basic idea and start writing. I am also an artist, when i started drawing, I traced other drawings and from that learned my own style. I guess i'm trying to do that with writing but haven't found many willing to give a structure to trace. I hope that makes since.

Sandra Brown I do use an outline but it's a road map. It helps me remember where I'm going but it's not written in stone. One of the best plotting books I've found is The Heroes Journey by Christopher Vogler. Also, Deb Dixon's Goals, Motivation and Conflict. Good luck with your writing!



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