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Thread: Why Do So Many Endings Fall Flat?

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    I write at work... Girlsgottawrite's Avatar
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    Jul 2017
    I'm a big pantser, but I've found my process to be that I find the ending in my first draft then add/ subtract and rework the rest of the book to make it work. My first drafts are usually a mad dash to the ending and short. My current novel was 45K in the first draft. I discarded close to 40K and am at 83K for my final manuscript. It probably is extra work, but it's what works for me.

    So like another poster said... Pantsing vs. plotting makes less difference than what you do when editing.
    Last edited by Girlsgottawrite; 05-30-2020 at 07:33 PM.

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