Quote Originally Posted by Bufty View Post
Not so. Some folk could be twelve chapters in and not have a clue what happens or what new character may appear in chapter thirteen.

What it is is a debate that always reaches the same conclusion - we should each write our novel following whatever pattern or method works for us without asserting that method as the best or only way to write.
I agree with you. I remember writing one novel and being almost done and still completely surprising myself with what happened in one scene. I had no clue it was going to happen until I wrote it.

I like these threads because I love seeing how other people approach writing because just maybe there's a trick I can appropriate for my own mix of pantsing and plotting.