So you’re writing along. Everything is going great and then…BAM! Your story hits a snag! What do you do?
Do you analyse the problem, or do you act on instinct to fix it?
Myself—I’m an analyzer. I analyze when I write. I analyze when I read. I love to see how stories work. Why they work. I also love to find problems in books and see how I would fix them if it were my story. Why doesn’t the pacing work? Why does it?What is wrong with the characterization? How do you handle a flashback?
But there is a part of me that wished I was more of an instinctual writer. You know the kind of people who can “sense” problems. They can also “feel” the pacing and “discern” plot holes. It’s kind of like a super power. Super Writer to the rescue!
So what about you? Are you an instinctual writer or an analytical one?