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Talk-about-It Tuesday: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser–or a Plantser? | #amwriting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Last week, my Throwback-Thursday post was one in which I wrote about how I had to evolve from a Seat of the Pants (SOTP/Pantser/Pantster) Writer to a Plotter. So it was quite ironic that this video came through on my YouTube subscriptions just a day or two later:


Are you a Plotter or a Pantser—or are you somewhere in between (a “plantser”)? Why do you feel like that particular method works best for you?

Have you ever changed from one style to the other to see if it would work better?

Is there a particular tool or method you use that helps you either plot or pants?

  1. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:39 am

    I have boxes full of old spiral notebooks filled with notes and scenes and ideas for stories from the last thirty or so years. I also have dozens and scores of files on my computer dating back almost that far with snippets and starts of stories. One of my goals this week to relearn SOTP writing is to go through at least three per day and write 50 new words on each one and see if any of them inspire me to do anything further.


  2. Regina Merrick permalink
    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:21 am

    Loved what he said about taking what he wrote at 21 and trying to make it work at 46! LOL! It’s so true. Sometimes the nugget of brilliance is there, sometimes there’s a reason why you didn’t finish it in the first place. It’s probably a good thing I can’t find my sequel to “Gone With the Wind.” 😉

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    • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:46 am

      I’m seriously considering a bout of writing fan fiction from some of my favorite shows/movies from twenty or thirty years ago!


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