The Goal is to Have Motivated Characters

A Writer's Path

by S. E. White

Everyone has heard of the Plotters vs. Pantsers camps for authors. Plotters take their story and attack it with outlines, guidelines, plotlines, and beat sheets. Pansters take it in a more relaxed way, writing as the story flows with plenty of detours as needed.

Most writers take elements from each side and fall somewhere on a spectrum that mixes Plotting with some Pantsing and a healthy dose of common sense to get their story written. In my quest as a new author to find my place on the spectrum I enrolled in an online writing class and ran head-first into a GMC table that the instructor recommended.

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