What to Write Before You Write
A few lucky authors sit down to write with no preplanning, not even an outline, and manage to finish their story without any problems. Those authors are rare and, like I said, very, very lucky.
For the rest of us, some preparatory exercises will keep our writing on track, help us make the story cohesive and whole, and produce both a better book to read and a better experience while writing it. As you warm up toward your next project, consider the following pre-writing concepts to help improve your process and your product.
Pre-Writing Exercises to Enhance Your Next Book