Plotting your serial: a lot, or a little?
You don’t need to do extensive plotting; I don’t. I’m a pantser by nature and inclination, so I plot when necessary. If plotting terrifies you, relax… you can get comfortable with it.
As we’ve said, you need to know how you’ll end your serial, otherwise it leads to procrastination, and tortured writing.
So, if you’re writing a mystery, you need to know your sleuth is, who died and why, and who the killer is. Your sleuth also needs a string of internal and external challenges, so that you can end each episode with readers eager to know what happens next.
If you’re writing a romance, you need to know who your romantic leads are, and why they can’t be together.