Are you a “pantser” or a “plotter” when it comes to writing? In this week’s episode of So You Want to Write a Book, we’re talking about the value of building your book’s foundation first, even if your preferred style is to just “get the words out on the page.” What are the pros and cons of planning vs. winging it? What are the questions to answer before you start writing? Does planning squelch creativity?

This mini-show is for aspiring authors and readers, and for everyone who cares about being a good literary citizen.

My goal is to break down the complex process of becoming an author so that you can finally write the book that’s been nagging or tugging at your heart. Even if you never plan to write a book, I’ll share tips that will help you become a more informed reader or a more effective writer in your work life.

So take out your pen and notebook (okay, your phone or laptop!) and let’s get started!

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