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'''Pantsing''' (also known as '''winging it''') is the term [[Wrimo]]s use refer to writing without an outline. While [[Outline|outlining]] before November first is allowed and even encouraged, some Wrimos prefer to start with only a vague [[Plot|idea]] or even nothing altogether. This allows them to write whatever comes to their mind without regard to what the outline says or even if it makes sense.
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'''Pantsing''' (also known as '''winging it''') is the term [[Wrimo]]s use refer to writing without a fixed outline (an outline that the writer will force themselves to follow) . While creating a fixed [[Outline|outlining]] before November first is allowed and even encouraged, some Wrimos prefer to go without.
  
While some pantsers truly pants their way through the novel, some pantsers do outline as they go along. They may outline daily, weekly, or even outlining the next scene. However, these outlines, if any are made, are not to be absolutely followed, and a better idea is always welcomed.
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Pantsers vary greatly in extremity. The Extremist Pantser does absolutely no planning at all, they do not even come up with a vague [[plot|idea]] before november 1. Others come up with an idea before November 1, but lack an outline of any sort. Others come up with an idea and a synopsis or outline before november 1, but the outline/synopsis is not fixed. Still others do little or no pre-november planning, but find time to write an outline during November, however, once again, the outline is not fixed.  
  
 
[[Planning| Planners]] are the opposite of Pantsers.
 
[[Planning| Planners]] are the opposite of Pantsers.
  
Pantsers are prone to [[dare]]s, [[adoptables]], and other NaNoWriMo tributes such as [[Mr. Ian Woon]].
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Pantsers, especially extremist pantsers, are prone to [[dare]]s, [[adoptables]], and other NaNoWriMo tributes such as [[Mr. Ian Woon]]. Typically, it is harder for a pantser to win than it is for a planner to win, and a pantser's [week two] is often worse than a planner's week two.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 01:31, 23 May 2013

Pantsing (also known as winging it) is the term Wrimos use refer to writing without a fixed outline (an outline that the writer will force themselves to follow) . While creating a fixed outlining before November first is allowed and even encouraged, some Wrimos prefer to go without.

Pantsers vary greatly in extremity. The Extremist Pantser does absolutely no planning at all, they do not even come up with a vague idea before november 1. Others come up with an idea before November 1, but lack an outline of any sort. Others come up with an idea and a synopsis or outline before november 1, but the outline/synopsis is not fixed. Still others do little or no pre-november planning, but find time to write an outline during November, however, once again, the outline is not fixed.

Planners are the opposite of Pantsers.

Pantsers, especially extremist pantsers, are prone to dares, adoptables, and other NaNoWriMo tributes such as Mr. Ian Woon. Typically, it is harder for a pantser to win than it is for a planner to win, and a pantser's [week two] is often worse than a planner's week two.

External Links

OLL Blog Post about planning and pantsing