Jocelyn asked Katie McGarry:

When you have an idea for a new book, do you start writing immediately or do you make sure you have the entire story planned out in your head before getting any of it down?

Katie McGarry Hi Jocelyn,

By nature, I'm a plotter. I will free write to discover my characters, but overall I don't jump into the story until I have it plotted out.

With that said, I have never written a book that followed my plot. Somewhere along the way my characters kidnap me and take control of the steering wheel.

Thank you!


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