Hey guys, Just wondering what everyone did in terms of planning your writing. When I first started writing, I was a 'sit down and write' type of writer. I didn't care much for planning, as I found it bored and uninspired me. Now though, as I plan my first serious attempt at a solid novel, I feel like setting up a detailed structure will help me immensely. I'm actually eager to do so, to see how it can help my writing both in terms of efficiency and creativity. So what I'd like to know is, when you plan your novel, where do you begin? Do you start with characters, then move to key plot points? Do you work out a detailed plot, then make characters / settings that fit it? Do you have a theme worked out first, or select a theme based on the plot you've conjured in your mind? What other things do you do? Do you write detailed descriptions of every scene, from the introduction to the final page? Or have general ideas for how you'd like a chapter to progress? Thanks in advance!