Writers think ahead in different ways. Some plan extensively while others let writing unfold as they write. Listen to authors talk about the role of planning and thinking ahead.

Author Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard-Author

Georgia shares how planning provides a foundation for her writing, and also how the structure changes while she writes.
Author Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies-Author

Nicola talks about how some books change from the plan and how some stay the same.
Author Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher-Author

Ralph talks about the different places he plans and how he plans differently depending on the project.

Lester Laminack- Author

Lester talks about how sometimes he knows how a book will end and sometimes he doesn’t. This clip is also good for finding ideas.

Barbara O’Connor- Author

Barbara shares how thinking deeply about characters before she starts helps helps her as she writes.

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