Writing Life

Keep Your Pants On

For those who take it to the next level

photo of a young man in the middle of a desert road doing a hand-stand
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For a long stretch those of us who write (particularly at book length) and spend any amount of time studying the subject have been exposed to the argument between those who promote “pantsing” and outlining.

Now, there are some (and I’ve recently finished reading one slim tome to remain unnamed) who take the outlining argument to an even…