I notice that I’m seeing vast differences between my process for writing Do Better, which is a nonfiction work, and those processes for my fiction. While I’ve always considered myself a “plotter” due to my meticulous outlining process for articles and nonfiction books (as seen in today’s earlier post, for example), and my plot outlining process for Who By Fire, I’m realizing that what I thought was “pantsing,” as I wrote Ann & Anna off the top of my head each week, was really plotting, but just in my head. Why?
Because the history of one of our Anna’s, Anna Marie Weems, is already well known. Not to mention that:
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