ARE YOU A PANTSER OR A PLOTTER?
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Have you ever wondered what style of writer you were as you wrote that draft for the next great novel or novella?
I have once upon a time. But not so much anymore. I believe that I am in between.
How did I get to that conclusion?
Well lets first dive into what is a panster.
Pansters are writers who write their novel on the edge of their seats without planning . They tend to not outline a thing. They choose a topic and just write.
Plotters are the opposite they plan every moment and every scene of their novel. Even extensive diagrams of family trees.
Okay like I said before . I am in-between a panster and a plotter. Why you might ask? Well I didn’t intend for it to be that way. It’s just a thing that kind of happened .
I started off my first draft with oh okay I’m going to plan . I plotted for a whole year and it went well as I plotted out four books for my series and the whole 1st draft but now I’m on the 2nd draft of my first book (10 years later) and I find myself leaning more on the panster side of things.
I find being a pantser as chaotic sometimes . I don’t know but when I don’t plan my brain tends to get scrambled like an egg . It’s all over the place. So this is what I do which makes me a pantser and not so much a plotter anymore . I plot as I go? So let’s say right I’m on chapter 11 . This chapter 11 for this 2nd draft is not really planned . Its revision. Yes . But it’s not a planned revision where I know exactly what I’m going to write. Just last week I added two scenes within chapter 11 and then I just keep moving scenes around within chapters.
So that does not make me a plotter no matter how much I want to be.
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What Type of writer are ? Are you a panster or a plotter ?
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