Are you a plotter or a pantser? It's arguably the question we ask most often on The Hobcast Book Showof our guests. This week we speak to an author who takes pantsing, or if you're being more politically correct, discovery writing to new levels. Abigail Osborne says the only way she can approach her craft is to write as her mood dictates, and jumps around the timeline of her stories as a result. She relies on the editing process to make sense of the raw material she create, and while unconventional, her method has brought success with three superb psychological thrillers published to date. Abbie says it's her way of harnessing her ADHD superpower, and shows no matter how unconventionally your mind works, there is always a way to bring your writing to the world successfully. It's a brilliant and inspiring interview.
Also this week, Adrian and Rebecca reflect on the disappointment of not securing a nomination for the Nibbies (National Book Awards) this year, and ask if the new trend of big publishers trawling TikTok for potential authors is a welcome development or not?