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Pantster (Panster) vs Plotter – What does that mean?

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Excellent article.

Pepper D Basham

Okay, so I’ve read about them. Posted about them. Heard other people talk about them. And now I’m confused.

are you?

I mean, as a writer I thought a Panster was a writer who just sat down and wrote. Someone who let the story kind of guide them through their first draft and then they’d go back and revise until the heavens opened up 🙂

Versus a Plotter – who used various graphs, charts, and outlines to set up their story before they begin to write it. It doesn’t mean that the story still doesn’t bring a few suprises, but most of the time the entire idea is out on paper in outline form before the author begins to write.

Now, here’s the confusion for me.

I described a new story premise to a friend of mine, from beginning – plus a few plot twists, and then told her the…

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