I found this video on YouTube, The 4 Types of Novel Writers, which gives some insights into what kind of writer you might be and how you can take advantage of writing advice based on which type of writer you fall into.
I’ll just paraphrase what the lady said in the video just to add some context. In this video, there are two metrics involved in figuring out what type of writer you are:
- The pantser —> plotter metric.
- The methodological —> intuitive writer metric.
Based on these two metrics, there are 4 types of writers:
- Intuitive pantser
- Intuitive plotter
- Methodological plotter
- Methodological pantser
[Note: The 4th type of writer, the methodological pantser, sounds like an oxymoron, but it totally describes me as a writer, since I have to see my story on the page for me to be able to do anything about it. Hence, my writing process is chaotic and messy and would drive more organized writers crazy!]
Anyway, based on that video, which of the 4 writer types are you? Does your writing process match any of the writing processes described for one or more of the 4 writer types? Are there any challenges you face when you apply writing advice to your way of getting the story written? Thoughts, anyone?