Mystery Mondays is back with Judy Alter, author of Kelly O’Connell Mysteries and Blue Plate Café Mysteries, is here to discuss writing instincts? Let us know in the comments hor you use your instincts when writing.
Listen to your instincts
by Judy Alter
The writer’s world today is filled with advice for using computer programs to track your characters, follow the time elapsed in your WIP, keep track of plot episodes, and even plot. I don’t use a one of them. Partly because I fear a steep learning curve but more because I am not only a pantser but what you might call an unstructured writer. I simply sit down and write. Somewhere along the way I may make a list of characters—helpful in book five to go back to the book two list and see what that guy’s name really was (I once wrote a children’s three-book series…
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