Pantsers, Grasshoppers and Hares


I have been told and I am still being told that the most successful writers are ants, tortoises, and whatever a pantser isn’t. Call me in denial, but I am not ready to buy it. Last night I watched as a “successful” New Hampshire writer and illustrator said how important day dreaming is for school children’s creativity.

I think day dreaming is owned by the PG&H’s (Pantsers, Grasshoppers, and Hares) of our world and not the other. Maybe therein lies my problem. At least for those who believe I have a problem. At the very least, I think it is time to sling some mud at the goodie goodies.

PG&H get a bad wrap. Partially I think because all of the tortoises, ants and whatever a pantser isn’t, assign them wrongly drawn characteristics.  If I weren’t such a pantser, I would go deeper.

Let’s just say I have my eye out for all of them. I believe their stilted ways will get them into as much trouble as my love for not knowing what is next. If I can’t write as a PG&H I may have to take up arts and crafts.

One thought on “Pantsers, Grasshoppers and Hares

  1. Carole Webber October 13, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Arts and crafts people, watch out !

    I really do not follow this ( logic ?)

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