When asking writers if they are pansters, plotters, or both, you will receive a variety of explanations why they chose one over the other. But, when you ask if they would be willing to cross the line and try either style, most will become like the Rock of Gibraltar.
So, what does it mean to be a plotter or a panster? A plotter is someone who plans out their novel before they write it, and a panster is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they don’t plan out anything in their story, or plan very little.
Can a panster or plotter break the barrier and learn from one another? Join Abby on Writers Life Wednesday and learn how she was able to gain insight to making the best of both worlds.