Plotting vs. Pantsing


Plotters outline and plan their stories in advance. Pantsers write by the seat of their pants, inventing the story as they go along. And “plantsers” play by their own rules. No matter which way you lean, think of plotting and pantsing as tools at your disposal rather than inherent traits or writing styles. The most successful narratives combine elements of form and structure with unbridled creativity and exploration.

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