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JJ Barnes – Writing Advice

Free writing advice – writers supporting writers

By - JJBarnes

Pantsing Vs Plotting – A Guide to The Writing Techniques

“Pantsing” comes from the expression “fly by the seat of your pants.” If means to be making your story up as you go, and finding out what’s going to happen along the way. “Plotting” is where before you start writing, you work out who you characters are, key events in the story, what page count you’re aiming for etc in advance, and then you follow that plan as you work.

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By - JJBarnes

How To Develop Your Plot – writing advice and tips

We were asked a question by viewer Gareth Shelley. He wanted to know how you develop the plot of your story, and whether you should start by writing the ending of your book, then building up towards it.