Pros and Cons of Being a Plotter
In case you haven’t heard the term, a plotter is someone who plots out his story before he writes it. He may have a detailed outline, explaining every scene. He might only have a few notes jotted down for each chapter. Or he could have the beginning, middle, and end planned out. He may even research certain elements he imagines having in his novel. The point is that he’s thought about his story in advance and isn’t just going with the flow or figuring it out as he goes along.
But, like everything else in life, there are pros and cons to this method. Let’s take a look to see if you feel this would work for you.
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