For this writer Wednesday, I would like to share with you all a video produced by professional fiction editor, Ellen Brock. In this video she breaks down the four types of writers that she has experienced in her career:
The Plotter: A writer who plans their story before writing the first draft.
The Pantser: A writer who “flies by the seat of their pants” when writing the first draft (doesn’t plan).
The Intuitive: A writer who bases their story and edits on their gut feelings and instincts.
The Methodological: A writer who bases their story and/or edits on techniques, methods, and theories.
Personally, I think I am more of an Intuitive when I’m writing fiction. But when I write copy or non-fiction, I am definitely Methodological. Which are you, and what do you think of this quadra break-down of the writer archetypes?