I tend to go back and forth. Sometimes the story just drags me in right away and sometimes I need a detailed plan to get it to get out on paper. It's especially bad when I'm having writer's block and I end up using plotting as a way not to write. It can be easily distracting and really take away from completely a story.
What are some easy tips/tools/templates you guys use when drafting that either a pantser or a plotter could find useful?