If you've ever reached the middle of your manuscript before figuring out what your book was really about, you might be a Pantser.
If you start a scene thinking it's going in Direction A, only to be totally derailed by the actions of your MC who suddenly decides to go in Direction B, you might be a Pantser.
If your characters ever catch you by surprise, you might be a Pantser.
If the thought of outlining your novel before you write it gives you hives, you might be a Pantser.
If you start a 95k word novel with the vague premise that your MC is going to start in Location A, run into some pretty big Nameless Trouble, and eventually arrive in Location B with her lessons learned, you might be a Pantser.
If part of the excitement of writing is figuring out the story as you go, you might be a Pantser.
If your initial synopsis is filled with phrases like "Something BAD happens here followed by something WORSE" and "Hero somehow saves the day," you might be a Pantser.
If your idea of research is to do a quick Google while you're already in the middle of a scene, you might be a Pantser.
If the idea of creating a series bible that covers the next seven books sends you running for the nearest fifty pounds of chocolate, you might be a Pantser.
If you're unable to answer the question "Where did you come up with this?" with any degree of coherency, you might be a Pantser.
If you throw two characters into a situation just to see what happens, you might be a Pantser.
If you are delightfully surprised to find you've unconsciously set up a pretty cool plot twist waaaay before you realized that plot twist existed, you might be a Pantser.
If you read this list and agreed with three or more items on it, you might be a Pantser!
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