Debbie Young

Debbie Young Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Plotter or Pantser: What is the best way to write?

Format: Video with Debbie Young, Rosalind Minett, Keith Dixon and David Penny

What’s the difference between plotting and pantsing, and does either approach produce better books? A debate between advocates of each method, refereed by someone who thinks she might be a bit of both.


Debbie Young is Commissioning Editor of ALLi’s Author Advice Centre, and writes how-to books for authors, including the growing series of ALLi’s own guidebooks.

She also writes across different genres, her first love being the short story, of which she has self-published three collections. She is now working on her debut novel, the first in a planned series whose cast list will include many authors and booksellers. You have been warned!

A staunch supporter and mentor of other indie authors, she is an avid reader and reviewer, featuring many self-published books on her bookblog.

An ambassador for the children’s reading charity Readathon, she is also the founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, a free annual festival held in the English village in which she lives and works, celebrating the joy of books and reading and raising the profile of many indie authors, poets and illustrators.

She is also in demand as a speaker about self-publishing and book marketing, and welcomes any excuse to perform her short stories in public.


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Twitter: @DebbieYoungBN



A signed paperback copy of Debbie Young’s latest collection of humorous short stories “Marry in Haste”

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