OK so I have been writing short story for about a year but I want to write a bigger ones (some of you might of read me mention it) called the Circle Of Madagascar. But(yes there was going to be a but) I am not sure how to start. I have a basic plot in my head and some other info but how do I start. So I ask Jeeves, search Google and ask ask(LOL) but there are so many different opinions. Some people say to just write and let the story take over(Sounds a bit cheesy) and some people say to plan every chapter and every development(sounds a bit tiresome). SOOOOOO, what do you think do you plan your story or do it off the top off you head?