Description: The following article mainly focuses on the key point of wattpad login, which shows you how to become successful on Wattpad. The author will be going over what the terms pantser and plotter are, some pros and cons to them and why it’s important that you figure out which one you are before you start writing anything on Wattpad.
I’m coming to you today with the new series mainly for my Wattpad people, if you’re new to my channel and you’re here seeking general writing advice, whether it be on or off Wattpad, this series might be up your alley, to find out please stick around some more.
Before you post anything to Wattpad for the first time or if you already have a couple of books deep on Wattpad, it’ll be good to at least try to figure out what type of writer you are, are you a pantser or are you a plotter? A plotter is someone who have their book and all the chapters in their book planned out from start to finish.
They are detailed people, they always know exactly what’s going to happening and every single chapter with your characters that have everything together plot twist and all, when it comes to writing everything out, it’s a smooth process and they have lesser of a chance of getting stuck on a chapter or catching writer’s block because they already have everything planned out in order.
The biggest con when it comes to being a plotter in my opinion is that they can’t go outside their original plan or the outline that they’ve made for the story, because if they do, they’ll end up having to squish a whole bunch of things around, it’s not everything around in their plot in order to keep the storyline straight.
When you think about it, it’s like the butterfly effect in my opinion making the smallest change, completed story line can sometimes end up messing everything up when they get further into the story, moving on to a pantser, a pantser is someone that is the complete opposite of a plotter.
Pantsers are unorganized but they have more flexibility when it comes to creating their stories versus that of a plotter, so pantsers can do whatever they want with their books and their book characters because while they have a basic story outline, they don’t follow it to a tee, they nine times out of ten don’t have their entire story planned out nor do they probably have all of the chapters in their book planned out.
Pantsers have a little bit more freedom with where they want to take their story, so they can kill off one of their main characters midway through a book without running into any issues farther down the line, they can do that, they’re riding and going with the flow chapter by chapter making things up as they go along.
One of the biggest cons of being a pantser is that they don’t have a set plan or outline for their book from start to finish, because they don’t know the time of writing everything or how they want the book to end, it is easy for pantsers to hit a wall and get stuck or for a better term get writer’s block whether at the beginning, middle or towards the end of their book.
Now that you know about Panthers and plotters, what they mean and what they are, the biggest question to ask yourself at this point after you create an account on Wattpad before you go to start a brand new book is what are you? Are you a pantser or are you a plotter?
Once you figure out what type of writer you are, you can start to get someone organized with your book before you post anything to Wattpad because let’s be honest for a second, writing and organization goes hand in hand, otherwise you’re going to end up as a hot mess and a lot of headaches trying to finish a book because you don’t have a plan.
Personally I like to consider myself both a panther and a plotter, my outline for stories part heavily detailed, I don’t plan things out from start to finish nor do I plan out every single chapter in my book, but at the end of the day I have a basic outline for every book that I make.
That doesn’t mean that I follow it, because both of the time I tend to wing it with the chapters in my stories, I make the little bullet point for how I want a chapter to go and what I want to happen, then I write it out from there and make it all come to life.
Most of the time I change things around the last minute while I’m writing the chapter, I initially started off with a plan of how I wanted that chapter to go, at the last minute when I’m writing everything out, I occasionally switch around thing.
In this photo I break down everything about my character’s life, look, love interest, who their friends are, their parents, attitude, because you can’t afford to have any plot holes or missing misinformation going on in your story, everything has to tie together especially when it comes to your characters and plot.
For example if Tom has green eyes in Chapter one, you need to make sure that in about chapter thirty he still has green eyes because even the smaller details about a person are easy to find out by readers, everything going on in your mind is easy for you to forget.
There’s a lot more to my outlines but I’ve cut it out to save time, because you may not be able to get a gist of everything from what I’ve shown you, in next picture is how I plan out every single one of my chapters for my books.
It’s by using bullet points, I lay down basic ideas and write them out from there in a separate page, every other time I tend to divert a little bit from what I planned out, when I’m writing the chapter, I think that’s partly what makes me a pantser and a plotter, because I don’t always follow the ideas that I originally said.
With the flow while I’m writing, I am also trying to follow my initial plots that I planned out, the bottom line, the main point and what’s important for you to know to take away from it is setting up a foundation whether or not it’s detailed.
Set up a foundation so that you at least have something to start on rather than going into a story and trying to write X amount of chapters completely blind, what’s going to happen next is crucial for you, setting up a foundation before you start anything is crucial.
Have a basic outline, that’s where you have you plot, your plot twist and each individual character, have a basic outline ready to go for your story before you start writing it, so you won’t get hung up and have to stop and scratch midway through the book.
In the next article I’ll be going over whether or not having good grammar matters when you’re writing on these three sites like Wattpad, does it matter whether or not you have a comma in the wrong place? We’ll find out in the next passage.
If you enjoyed this, comment down below your thoughts and tell me whether or not you’re a plotter or a pantser, if there’s anything else that you like to see me go over as far as writing or Wattpad, comment that as well, thank you for reading.