Nothing like kicking off a new podcast with a good ol’ fashioned argument.  On this episode of Fiction School, Jody and Baker discussed ways that using story structure and outlining help them write better and faster, and Tommy said thinking about writing this way depressed him.

Then Baker called Tommy a “pantser” and it all basically devolved into a hockey fight and we had to quit the podcast after only one episode.  (Not really.)

This was an awesome show that really dug deep into story structure and the writing process, and how every writer is different and what counts is whatever’s best for the story.

Aline H. Rhonie, American painter, 1909-1963, at work on aviation mural at Roosevelt Field, Garden City, New YorkSHOW NOTES FOR FS1: HOW TO USE STORY STRUCTURE (OR NOT)