A pantser is someone who doesn't outline. You sit down to write without any outlining, barely knowing your own characters and the world they live in.
I used to be a pantser; and that's a perfectly acceptable way to write. I remember the boxed in feeling that an outline used to give me and, wow, I would avoid that at all costs!
Does that sound like you?
And if that's how you feel about outlining, how scary is it that when we rewrite, we should rewrite every single word? (Except the ones we take out, of course!) But go over every last thing to perfect it? Yikes! Read More