The time has come.
The time to outline. The time to plot.
Now, part of the reason I like the pantsing-with-a-bit-of-plotting method is that I love the freedom and creativity of it. So what’s a pantser to do when she has to plot (REALLY plot)? How about using this amazing method? The author of the Hal Spacejock series and creator of Ywriter shows a great, visually organized method for plotting using a tool called Freemind.
I gotta tell you, people, I am in love. It’s easy to use, it’s visual, it’s organized, and it’s FREE. Never did this pantser think that plotting could be done so creatively. And yet, I’m plotting like I was born to do it. It doesn’t even feel stifling. In fact, in some ways, it’s a bit freeing.
Even Tennyson approves. And when the Muse-fish speaks, I listen.