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Two Writers Debate: Pantsing vs. Plotting

The definitive debate on everyone’s favorite controversy. I, for one, don’t like the terms. Who has something better?

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Janna (L) and Eric (R). There's no debate about which one eats more Dunkin' Donuts. Janna G. Noelle (L) and Eric John Baker (R). There’s no debate about which one of these two eats more Dunkin’ Donuts.

Only two approaches to writing exist: Good and Bad. Write good. Debate over!

Hold on a sec. That’s not what this post is about. This post is a point-counterpoint between two WordPress bloggers arguing the merits of two distinct writing methods, pantsing (freeform writing) and plotting (writing from an outline).

Read on as right-brained, right-coast writer Eric John Baker argues in favor of pantsing (at least we hope that’s what happens… he is making it up as he goes, after all), followed by left-brained, left-coast writer Janna G. Noelle making a case for plotting, probably with all kinds of charts and graphs and stuff.

No matter how ugly and violent it gets, they promise to return you home in time for tea and biscuits!

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Plotting. Pantsing. Marching…

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This entry was posted on February 24, 2014 by in Publishing.
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