Please welcome Allison Parr, she’s stopping by today as part of her blog tour for Imaginary Lines (New York Leopards #3). Check out the book, her post, and then enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below!
by Allison Parr
April 14, 2014 | Carina Press
How to Pants
by Allison Parr
I’m a pantser, not a plotter.
Some writers plot out every aspect of their writing. It turns out I’m horrible at that. My favorite part of writing? Flying by the seat of my pants and making it up as I go along.
Sometimes I start a novel with a single sentence. More often, though, I have a central idea – for Imaginary Lines, I knew I wanted to tell the story of a flipped romance; the heroine had pined for the hero throughout their teenage years, but by the time they reconnect in the beginning of the novel, it’s his turn to try to win her over.
I find this allows me a ton of freedom; I don’t know who the characters will meet at their first day of work until they walk into the staff room, or what fight will boil up until the characters start yelling at each other. Of course, this means a ton of work when I go back for revisions and edits, but it’s all worth it. I get to go to whatever crazy places I feel like – maybe an exclusive VIP show, or a rooftop party with friends or friends.
Of course, not everything is left up to chance. I can assure you that there’s always going to be lots of strong female friendships, uncertainty about how to be a proper adult, and hot football players. It’s how they come together that’s up in the air!
About Allison Parr
Many thanks to Allison and InkSlinger PR for having me as part of the Imaginary Lines Blog Tour!