Panster for sure. Although I have an idea what I want to accomplish in a scene or chapter, I follow the characters. Sometimes even the ending is a bit different than I originally thought it would be.
For Eleven my research was conducted online through the FBI website to start with. I also found Google Earth to be invaluable to taking me to the places my characters were as I've never travelled to these places.
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