Writerly Wednesday Welcomes Barbara Winkes

4. Are you a plotter or a pantser when you are writing?

A bit of both. Usually I have the opening scene, and a few critical scenes from along the way on my mind before I start. During the process, I take notes, but I don’t have it all figured out when I begin. That way, there’s room for the characters to talk to me, or sometimes take sharp turns. I plan more ahead for the second half, especially when it’s a mystery where the case has to be solved at the end.