Dividing writers into Discoverers and Planners is too simplistic. Many writers are, indeed, wedded to one approach. They often find it difficult to see how anyone could write differently and justify the way they write through statements like ‘I can’t think until I’ve started writing’ or ‘It’s essential to do some planning to get your ideas straight.’ Some writers, however, are able to adapt their composing process to the task and the audience. So it is better to think of Discovery and Planning as approaches to writing rather than as unchangeable traits.