Posts on the craft of writing

The Plotter versus the ‘Pantser’

The Plotter versus the 'pantser'It’s said that writers fall into two types: the plotter versus the ‘pantser,’ more politely described as a ‘discovery writer.’

The discovery writer likes to ‘fly by the seat of their pants’ (hence ‘pantser’) and write without an outline for their plot. ‘Free-writers’ is the more recognised name for them.  Plotters meticulously plan the whole thing in advance and effectively write to their own brief.