Do you the ending at the beginning

@TLChimes (4838)
United States
February 1, 2009 8:17am CST
When you are writing... a story, blog, paper, whatever... do you know more then just a general idea of where it's going, where it'll end? I tend to have a story idea but as I write it, the story tends to go where it wants. I may stay close but the details flesh it out and things sometimes change. I'm a fly by the seat of my pants writer. I may not know the ending or the parts until they are written. Am I rare in that, or am I the norm?
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@Porcospino (27521)
• Denmark
4 Feb 09
I usually have a general idea about the story before I start writing it. I my head I have made a beginning, an end and the story itself. I usually think I that I have already made the story, but when I start writing it doesn't always turn out the way that I had planned. After a while I just write and let the story develop "by itself". I enjoy writng that way, but I don't always like the result that I get.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I write a short story on my blog for friends and family. They think I have it written but though I know a bit about where it's going, I really don't have the next chapter in stone. I like hearing their thoughts on what will happen... and then showing them they are wrong.
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
i pretty much like all the doors to still be open when i write a story. i like not knowing the ending; it keeps me on my toes. knowing the ending takes away my adrenaline and i lose interest. but then again i'm not exactly a norm. so yeah, maybe we are the odd ones out. hehe.
@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I like that about us then... it makes the story more fun to write and in turn more fun for the reader.
@Esbatty (58)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Can't say its the norm but I can say you're not alone. My tendency towards writing by-the-seat-of-my-pants is renown in my writing circles. I tend to work in fantasy and science fiction genres and the characters really take on a life of their own after a while. I tend to get an idea in my head and I begin to write and suddenly inspiration or character actions really take things to a new level. Its really entertaining to see how the finished story changed so much from my hastily scribbled notes.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I love seeing how things have changed, adapted from what and where I first thought things were going. I'm a horror (so I'm told) paranormal kinda writer with just a bit of romance thrown in for my sisters sake.