Q: Are you an outline or discovery writer?
A: I’m mostly a discovery writer. I usually have a basic idea of the plot before I start writing, but it changes and grows as I work my way through the draft. I often realize that details I thought would be minor become crucial to the ending, or that I need to add a plot point I could never have imagined at the beginning of the process. I really like writing this way, but it does make my work days less efficient, so I’ve been trying to outline a bit more lately. Hopefully I can learn to have the best of both worlds!
Taylor Hornig’s story “The Doctor’s Mask” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 23 December 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.