If you’re a writer, you know the terms “planner” and “pantser.” Other writers will ask you which one you are.
There are no sides, neither one of them is the “right” way to write a novel or the “wrong” way to write a novel.
Our brains and minds all work differently and we work at our own pace and rhythm. If you have great ideas and have to follow a basic outline to stick with said ideas, then go for it. If you have an awesome idea and want to see where the word flow takes you, go for it.
However, there are pros and cons to each side.
What is a planner?
A planner is someone who figures out most (or every) details of their novel. They outline, they plot, they character develop long before the character is created on the page, they draw maps, and do so much…
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