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.
Georgia Heard-AuthorGeorgia shares how planning provides a foundation for her writing, and also how the structure changes while she writes.
Nicola Davies-AuthorNicola talks about how some books change from the plan and how some stay the same.
Ralph Fletcher-AuthorRalph talks about the different places he plans and how he plans differently depending on the project.
Lester Laminack- AuthorLester 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- AuthorBarbara shares how thinking deeply about characters before she starts helps helps her as she writes.