Rewriting for Pantsers

 

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!

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Rewriting for Plotters

It’s all well and good to know what kind of writer you are—but how does this affect your rewriting style?

 

I think that rewriting will look different for plotters or pantsers, because they’re both vastly different approaches to writing.  There are some similarities, sure, but that's just because rewriting is rewriting.  :D

This one is for you, plotters!

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