Take Off Your Pants by Libbie Hawker undoubtedly follows some rule for a title that grabs reader interest, but in fact, it refers to the terminology “pantsy” which means flying by the seat of your pants when writing a novel rather than making an outline first. Also known as winging it. Creative geniuses would say making outlines stifles creativity but we are not all creative geniuses. If I were to venture into the world of writing, I prefer the more systematic approach offered by Hawker. Besides, I learned a lot of writer terminology from this book. For example, there is a detailed explanation of character arc.

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