Creative Writing Reality Check: Authors DON’T Know The Ending Ahead of Time

1WriteWay:

Great post on whether writers do (and should) know the ending of their stories ahead of time.

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:

Photo on 2011-02-22 at 15.31_3Everyone, please welcome guest blogger and fellow author Katie Cross to crimsonleague.com today, to talk about her experiences with creative writing, characters, and novels.

A bit of background for this post: as you know, my writer’s handbook, “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction” releases July 31.

Part of the first chapter involves a description of what I consider the most common and most counterproductive misconceptions about writing a novel.

To help pump people up for the release, I asked Katie to write about what she considers one of the major misconceptions non-writers and beginning-writers have.

How much does an author REALLY know what’s going to happen to her characters???

I’ll let Katie take it from here:

When I was a little girl, I would have given up my softball mitt to know who my future husband would be.

I was convinced it was Devin, the…

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