Stop Dissing Writers Who Don’t Plan Their Stories

We’re not the big mess that you think we are.

Sieran Lane
The Fiction Writer’s Den
5 min readApr 20, 2024

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Have you heard of the “war” between pantsers and plotters?

Plotters are writers who plan their stories, while pantsers write by the seat of their pants, i.e. they don’t plan. Plantsers are folks in between.

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