Many writers are pantsers: they don’t plan their novels, letting the plot go where their characters take them; they write by the seats of their pants. Other writers are planners, who create outlines for novels before they start writing. These outlines don’t have to be detailed, and may only contain the key points of their novel, allowing the writer to be flexible as new ideas arise.
If you’re thinking of writing a novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in November, you can use either of these approaches. If you are a pantser, then just write. If you’re a planner, here’s how you can prepare your Scrivener project so, on day one, you can start writing.
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