Burning the Midnight Oil

What is a writer to do when darkness falls and the keys to one’s laptop are whispering softly into the night?  -He or she must answer the call of word-play!

As a creature of habit, I do most of my writing between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the morning.  It is during these sacred quiet hours that my mind is free to explore the phantasm world of imaginative play.  The possibilities are infinite!

Now, I find myself asking these little questions:

  • What type of a writer are you?
  • Are you plot driven?
  • Do you work out an elaborate arc or outline?
  • Is your project driven by characters, scene, or mood?

I am an outline-plot driven writer, who tends to chew on the idea, braining-storming in my head before placing the content on paper.  When writing, is it important for me to know who the key players are, what they are doing, where they are, how they do what they are doing, and where they will end up.  Every little sensation, sight, smell, sound, and succulent taste has meaning.  So, tell me…What type of writer are you?