Now I know everyone has a unique style of how they like to write. I have recently finished writing my second book, having written both of them in very different fashions. My second one was written in order, from beginning to end with not outlining, a experiment in the train of thought. For those of you who have been reading you can attest to the fact it has been very scatterbrained, with little focus on maintaining characters. Safe to say its going to take me months just to reorganize and rewrite it. My first however was a different story, it took longer to write initially, but what I did was imagine different scenes. The beginning, a couple critical battles, a romance seen, scene unveiling a sinister plot, and of course the climatic ending. From there I filled in the gaps the best I could utilizing the character's personalities to deduce how they got from point a-b-c and so on. While I found this very effective and also entertaining to write, it left little room for broadening the horizons. I would come up with new ideas for great things, but they had to be removed because they just didn't fit. Honestly though, I am much happier using this method, the story comes to fruition a lot "cleaner" What about you guys, any particular style you like to use?