The Art of Pantsing as a Writer

If you haven’t ever dipped your toes in the Nanowrimo waters, you might not be familiar with the term ‘pantsing’. It even has a Nano antonym: ‘plotting’.

Every November (and now there are extensions in April and July) writers and would-be writers are challenged to write fifty thousand words of a completed novel. In a month. This is not a challenge to be taken lightly. It is doable, but does require some planning and sacrifice. On October thirty-first, tell friends and family you’ll see them again in December. Turn off your…