... to plot?
How do you plan your novels? Do you just sit down, clear screen, and just write? Or do you plan each chapter carefully, so you know exactly where you're going with the story? Do you use any software 'aids' to your planning?
I need to plan fairly precisely where I'm going. That's not to say it doesn't change as the story develops. I use a thing called Writers Cafe http://www.writerscafe.co.uk/
, which has a Storylines feature - a bit like a software corkboard. With this, I can move scenes around, change characters, and generally mess about with the plot, even as I'm going along.
How do you plan your novels?