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Plotter or Panster?

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Group:NaNoWriMo Swapping
Swap Coordinator:Artistic (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:October 24, 2021
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2021
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Are you a Plotter or a Pantser when it comes to writing a manuscript?

Plotters plan out their books with detailed outlines, character sketches and know the story from beginning to end before they write the first word. They may even use color-coordinated charts, Excel worksheets and the like to organize.

Pansters write by the seat of their pants. They have no plot or outline, and may only have the barest kernel of an idea of what the story will be about or who the characters are. They launch with "what if,,, ?" and let the story unfold as it will.

Which are you?

Take the quiz to determine if you are a Plotter, a Panster or somewhere in between, i.e. a Planster.

Post below your NaNo name, your quiz outcome, and whether you plan to take up the 50K challenge in November.

Then, head over to the NaNoWriMo site to check out all of the tips and resources available to take the National Novel Writing Month challenge Nov. 1-30.

Electronic. Group membership. International.

Discussion

Artistic 10/25/2021 #

Partners are assigned. Let's get reading, answering and posting below!

Nserviam 10/25/2021 #

NaNo Name: Ctice Outcome: Unsure? I think I'm a Plantser. I like writing from a detailed scene list or plot but getting that outline written is sometimes like pulling teeth. Take up the challenge?: Already signed up to rebel this year. :)

Here is the link: https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/5d2513fa4fc6b400143e9004#

Nserviam 10/25/2021 #

Okay, so the linkie thingie doesn't work.

Your Top Results 29% - I <3 plot! The 9-Step Plot Dot 24% - Give me the basics! The Plot Rollercoaster 19% - Stay loose! Jot, Bin, Pants 14% - More structure, please: Save the Cat! 3 Acts/ 15 Beats 14% - I <3 Outlining SO MUCH! Katytastic’s 3 Act/ 9 Block/ 27 Chapter Outline

Nserviam 10/25/2021 #

Okay, so the linkie thingie doesn't work.

Your Top Results:
29% - I <3 plot! The 9-Step Plot Dot
24% - Give me the basics! The Plot Rollercoaster
19% - Stay loose! Jot, Bin, Pants
14% - More structure, please: Save the Cat! 3 Acts/ 15 Beats
14% - I <3 Outlining SO MUCH! Katytastic’s 3 Act/ 9 Block/ 27 Chapter Outline

ariestess 10/31/2021 #

I'm ariestess on the NaNoWriMo site. I'm definitely going to be doing NaNo again this year. Still determining what I'll be doing though, but likely fanfic at this point.

Your Top Results
* 24% Stay loose! Jot, Bin, Pants
* 24% Give me the basics! The Plot Rollercoaster
* 24% I <3 Outlining SO MUCH! Katytastic’s 3 Act/ 9 Block/ 27 Chapter Outline
* 19% I <3 plot! The 9-Step Plot Dot
* 10% More structure, please: Save the Cat! 3 Acts/ 15 Beats

Artistic 10/31/2021 #

I am Artisticinva on the NaNo site. I'm doing NaNo 2021 and counting down the hours until 12:01 a.m. My region has a meet and greet that starts at 11p.

Boy, were my quiz results a surprise -- both times!

I anticipated being a 100% plotter. I took the quiz (Oct. 16) the day I posted this swap and was 29% for BOTH Give me the Basics Plot Rollercoaster and 9-Step Plot Dot.

I did it again moments ago and scored as

Your Top Results

  • 32% -- I <3 plot! The 9-Step Plot Dot

  • 23% -- Give me the basics! The Plot Rollercoaster

  • 23% -- More structure, please: Save the Cat! 3 Acts/ 15 Beats

  • 14% -- I <3 Outlining SO MUCH! Katytastic’s 3 Act/ 9 Block/ 27 Chapter Outline

  • 9% -- Stay loose! Jot, Bin, Pants

I clearly know what I am not. :) I think the difference in those two weeks was how much I accomplished during NaNo Prep.

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