I’ve spent the week writing tips and my own thoughts on how to handle a twisting idea. I admit that it isn’t my area of expertise. My character bios, plot summaries, outlines, and other world building write-ups put me in the plotter camp. I venture into pantser territory at times, which is when I face a twisting idea like I did with War of Nytefall: Eradication. This was also hard because of my emotional state, but I can’t make that the only excuse. I didn’t lock down a real plan for one of the plot points and it had me guessing during the writing. Ended every session with a fear that I had made a fatal mistake. Editing only took the edge off and didn’t remove the terror entirely, but there wasn’t else I could do . . .
Anyway, that’s enough about me because I want to hear from you.
- Have you ever had to deal with an idea that wouldn’t solidify until the very end of writing?
- What advice would you give to a plotter or new author when it comes to this type of writing?
- What is the craziest twist that you have done in a story without it being pre-planned?