Archetypes In Jlg 101

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The path you take on your journey to completing your manuscript is dictated by what kind of writer you are. There are two archetypes: the pantser and the planner. Named from the idiom, ‘fly from the seat of your pants’, the pantser can begin their novel without knowing how it will end (s 8). On the other end of the spectrum is the planner, the kind of writer who has to plot and outline every detail of their novel. Australian novelist Bryce Courteney explains the concept using the metaphor of a train journey. Some writers know exactly which station they’re leaving from and how to reach their final destination. They know all of the stops the train will make along the way and how long the journey will take. Other writers are hoping there’s a train
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