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Thread: What Do You Need to Know Before You Write?

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    What Do You Need to Know Before You Write?

    Whether you outline or free-write, I am curious, what information do you feel you need to know before you start to write your manuscript?

    ***Adding this up here for clarity:
    For me, I have written manuscripts as a pantser and am working on two different novels with a planner approach. Ultimately, I need to really know my character and their voice to write. The novels where I felt I best had a handle on these things were the ones that seemed to write themselves. I doubt I'd make it through a first draft without feeling I really knew my MC, but can without a definitive plot...just with lots of rewrites.
    Last edited by Ms.rachel; 03-09-2018 at 06:12 PM. Reason: clarity

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