Writers can be totally in control when putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, where they know their characters inside and out, they have a real knowledge of where the story is going, have a chapter by chapter plan, have a perfect plot and clear outcome. Other writers start their stories with a vague idea of what they want to write about, half formed characters and no discernible plot so for them the journey is very exploratory.
Then there are the writers who oscillate between the two. Or if you’re like me, you begin in total control and somewhere about the three quarter mark, you find the story has actually taken a left turn into the bush somewhere about the middle and mentally you’re still on the plot highway no 1!
Often times, a story begins in total control and then like a wilful child, it turns into chaos! Those stories take some serious wrangling and many rewrites to regain their composure but it’s all part of the journey – the best stories have a life of their own!
TEAM UP by Elizabeth Alexander avail of Amazon and Smashwords