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Are You An Outliner or Discovery Writer?

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Let's have a debate! Do you write and come up with ideas as you go, or do you like to outline what you are writing first?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I try to outline so that the book is kinda organised but sometimes I go with the flow. You?


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm so glad you joineeeed Amodini! I used to just go with the flow, but it ended up not working for the current novel that I am writing. I eventually wrote a chapter by chapter outline for my book, now up to 28 chapters. (In fact, I started this novel today, after extensive outlining!) I'm really excited to see how it'll work out, because it's the first time I've ever tried this!


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Outlining is actually quite better and easy but sometimes I think writing and getting ideas along the way is my style. I actually tried to build up a basic idea for my novel but the rest I wrote along the way. It depends on the writer, I think.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

What genre is your novel?


message 6: by Ivi Hope (new)

Ivi Hope (ivihope) | 30 comments I normally have a basic plan in my head of where the stories going to go, but it gets changed a lot.
(Like adding magic in the middle of my story. XD)


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Ivi Hope wrote: "I normally have a basic plan in my head of where the stories going to go, but it gets changed a lot.
(Like adding magic in the middle of my story. XD)"


Me too! I start with a rough plan but then I abandon it and find something new. I never made it past 10 chapter XD


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Amodini wrote: "What genre is your novel?"

sci-fi fantasy YA. What about you?


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Ivi Hope wrote: "I normally have a basic plan in my head of where the stories going to go, but it gets changed a lot.
(Like adding magic in the middle of my story. XD)"


awesomeeee I did that with my novella.


message 10: by Ivi Hope (new)

Ivi Hope (ivihope) | 30 comments Ooh fun. XD


geoflame || inactive :( (ummmmmmmmmmm) | 4 comments i'm a discovery writer, which is fun except for the fact that writer's block hits hard


geoflame || inactive :( (ummmmmmmmmmm) | 4 comments i'm trying to outline more but i haven't had a chance to use the outlines just bc i haven't had time to write


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes, same. With school starting its terribly hard to find time to write. I have been working on my chill novella thing, but EVEN THOUGH I OUTLINED IT I'm getting writer's block on my main project. Like I need my money back on the outline y'all. I spent months on it.


message 14: by tay (new)

tay (taylor reads) (taylorangelina) I'm definitely an outliner. I would be so stressed if I didn't lol.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

:)) tayloooooor I didn't know you were a writer!


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

@geoflame yeah, I haven't had much time to write either


message 17: by tay (new)

tay (taylor reads) (taylorangelina) yesss i’ve been trying to write a book for a while actually😂


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Cool! What's it about? Or what genre is it in? (I'm saying or because for me it's IMPOSSIBLE to explain the plot of my damn book)


message 19: by tay (new)

tay (taylor reads) (taylorangelina) it’s fantasy! yeah i cannot explain the plot either it’s confusing at the i moment😂😂


message 20: by Saura (new)

Saura | 3 comments Hey everyone! My name is Saura and I am new here. In planning my book, I'm kind of a mix of both the techniques. I know how my book starts and ends, and I also know plan some notable event in the middle, and then I just start writing.


message 21: by Saura (new)

Saura | 3 comments Nikki wrote: "Cool! What's it about? Or what genre is it in? (I'm saying or because for me it's IMPOSSIBLE to explain the plot of my damn book)"

I can never explain plots either. Last time I tried to do so, the people who I was explaining to ended up completely confused 😅


message 22: by Ivi Hope (new)

Ivi Hope (ivihope) | 30 comments Saura wrote: "Hey everyone! My name is Saura and I am new here. In planning my book, I'm kind of a mix of both the techniques. I know how my book starts and ends, and I also know plan some notable event in the m..."

Hi Saura! (Btw that's a very pretty name) I do that too sometimes. You don't lose complete track of what's happening in your book, but you have room to add new things too.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Same!! I remember trying to explain it to my neighbor (we are good friends) and it did take a solid 20 minutes to tell her my book. I started out telling her a chronological plot in 5 minutes, then I talked about random scenes, personality traits of characters... list goes on


message 24: by kylee, (new)

kylee,  (allmyfriends_arefictional) Sometimes I have an outline for school writing but mostly I throw up things on the paper an call it writing


✨ f i o n a ✨ | 7 comments I outline school papers and stuff like that but when I'm just writing my books i come up with it on the spot.


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