Plotter or Panster or Something In-between? Episode 8

Authors Talking Bookish by Donna Norman-Carbone and Hope Gibbs

Episode notes
Have you heard the terms plotter and panster? What about a planster? They refer to the level or lack thereof of planning that goes into storytelling before the story is told. We’ll talk about the characteristics and benefits of each, so that you may determine your organizational style in your approach to writing a novel.SHOW NOTES:Plotter- someone who outlines their work fully before any writing takes placePanster- someone who starts with an idea and begins writing without a planPlanster- a combination of the two: generally one who creates a broad outline, then allows the story to take them where they need to goWhat are the benefits and drawbacks to each?Types of Outlines:
  • Timeline
  • Chapter by Chapter
  • Acts (3-5 acts)
  • Character Arcs
  • Character Bios
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writing outlines