I scout chapters.
Send out runners to see where each new chapter will lead before I start writing it.
Spontaneity crushed, right?
‘Je ne sais quoi’ squashed underfoot?
Maybe. But a novel’s cohesion can NOT be poo-pooed.
Choppy structure will kill a story dead…
‘Kill a story dead?’
As opposed to what? Birthing a plot zombie? Don’t want one of those running amok in your yarn.
Geesh, I need to start scouting these blogs.