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Are You A Plotter or A Pantser?

In Natasha Hanova on May 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm
Photo Credit: Kristin Nador

Photo Credit: Kristin Nador

Are you a Plotter or a Pantser? Unfamiliar with those terms? Well, a Pantser is a writer who sits down, puts hands to keyboard, and starts typing. The words flow onto the page with no prior planning. The plot is organic and spontaneous. With a Plotter, there’s a pre-defined goal for every scene. They know going in where the scene starts and where it ends. In fact, they know how the book (or in some cases, series) ends.

Neither way is right or wrong. Writing is about finding a method that best works, something that excites the muse and moves the writer.

Happy Reading and Writing!

NatashaHanovaSig

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  1. I plot, but let the characters show me how to fulfill the chapter’s needs. I pantsered for my first book – the one never to be published! 🙂

  2. Reblogged on Inspiration to Publication: http://julitownsendwrites.wordpress.com/
    Thanks.

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