Why Looking at the Stars was a pantster’s and not a planner’s book

Today I’m blogging over at Pen To Paper – thanks for having me, Dani! If you click on the link below, you can find out how Looking at the Stars was written and what the disadvantages are to writing without a plan!

http://www.pentopaperblog.com/2014/01/looking-at-stars-by-jo-cotterill-blog.html

Due to a small glitch, the photo I meant to go with the post hasn’t appeared, so here it is below. It’s important because it’s a photo of the notebook in which I wrote my first draft – and you can compare the opening paragraph with the final version in the printed book.

The first version - and in the final version, only the first line was kept! Everything else was thrown out!
The first version – and in the final version, only the first line was kept! Everything else was thrown out!

 

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