Picture the scene:
You and a friend are having lunch by the water. Their phone rings. They chat for a moment, hang up, and turn to you and tell you it was Bob.
If you’re nosy, you ask a question.
“What did he . . . ” What?
Aver? Shout? Insist? Snarl?
… more … ““There are only two possible dialog tags,” he said.”
Pantsers seem to take umbrage, sometimes extreme, to my statement that planning is vital to writing.
Let’s get what I hope is an unbiased definition of “plan” from Merriam Webster:
plan verb: to think about and arrange the parts or details of (something) before it happens or is made
Let’s consider writing without planning:
… more … “All Writers Plan”