I think even pantsers need some outline. A framing for what they are building. We might not know what each floor will look like but we have to have structure around to support it. Without that, you maybe be doing a lot of backtracking, rearranging, cutting, and throwing away. And that's sad. I know I don't have a lot of writing time to waste it on writing scenes that I can't use. That doesn't mean it won't happen, everyone has to cut, but with a little forethought, hopefully it won't happen often.
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