An Experiment in Pantsing: Introduction

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I’m a plotter, through and through. The more I plot, the better my novel turns out. However, I want to experiment in pantsing. So today I started the fourth novel in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. With no outlining. With no character…ing. With no plotting.

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Welcome to my experiment in pantsing.
Ready for this? It’s a blog series! And what’s weirder is that I just came up with it five seconds ago! Yay! I’M ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE BUT THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD! 😛
What was the point of this post?! Nothing. There is no point to it. Why is there no point to it? Because there was no planning. HOW CAN THERE BE A POINT WITHOUT PLOT?
~Kellyn Roth

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  • Kate Gold (teengirlmeetsworld)
    Reply

    Oooh, I’m excited to see how it goes!😄 Merry Christmas btw!!!
    x, Kate Gold.

  • Angela R. Watts
    Reply

    OOOHHH! =D Sounds crazy and awesome, Kellyn! Let the story lead ya. 😉
    MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  • castlesandpens13
    Reply

    I would not recommend pantsting, I am an expert pantster and I fail every time xD But best of luck to you!!

  • Chloe
    Reply

    OOOOOOOO! Good luck!

  • ilovereading2
    Reply

    Ha! You are so funny!
    I have never heard of pantsing, but it sounds very… interesting. 😛 Can’t wait to read the rest of your series! 🙂

  • Morgan @ studiesincharacter
    Reply

    Haha, I wish you lots of luck! Pantsing is hard.
    (Says the person who does a mishmash of pantsing/plotting because she’s too impatient to properly plot anything even though she needs it.)

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’m also pretty impatient to just start writing, which is why NaNo (a definite starting date) is the only time I actually write books … XD

    • Sarah
      Reply

      Totally me…

  • Lana
    Reply

    Oooh, that sounds like fun! I hope it goes well…sometimes pantsing novels can turn out awesome. Other times…not as much.

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Yeah, so far I have no definite direction … I mean, I have a loose idea of what I want, but …

  • Ashley Bogner
    Reply

    I am definitely a plotter!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Woo-hoo! Hurrah for Kellyn! (Yes, I’m a total panster…I can’t get ANYWHERE if I plot….)
    BTW, Is this novel At her fingertips or after it?

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      It’s the one right after it. It’s called Beyond Her Calling at the moment.

      • Sarah
        Reply

        Ooh, sounds good already even though I have no idea of what its about…

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          It’s still in the drafting stages and I have no idea where it’s going, but I know that Ivy is going to go to Scotland and do something like charity-work or working as a nurse or … something!

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