The Journey of the Plot Driven Writer
We all love a page turner.
Plots are great, no doubt about it. We all love a page turner, and as writers, we love it when we come up with a great plot twist. Murder, mayhem, love found, love lost, love found again, political intrigue, family secrets, science fiction, fantasy... plots go on and on....
In a Pinch, Character Trumps Plot
Playing with plot, planning and then watching plot rise and fall depending on the words and actions of characters is a fascinating process, sometimes maddening and often a lot of fun. Being comfortable enough with plot to allow it to shift is a great asset, and something that both plot driven and character driven writers need to embrace.
Plots, like characters, are living things.They can be a delicious left brain activity and are ultimately driven by characters: what characters say, do and how they react. The more developed your characters, the more compelling the plot. In the journey of the writing a work of fiction and in the life and drama of your characters, anything can happen!
Hey, Plot Driven Writer ― Forget About Plot!
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