Monday, June 19, 2017

Plotting – 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts >> full articleA plot...

Plotting – 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts >> full article

A plot is not about:

  1. contented characters who live a trouble-free existence
  2. an author / character’s interior thought processes
  3. an author / character’s philosophy of life
  4. an author trying to send a message
  5. a character battling the elements, or society, or a life condition

A plot is about:

  1. characters whose lives have been turned upside down in a negative way
  2. characters who act and react
  3. characters who talk, breathe, eat, argue and interact with other characters
  4. characters whose actions and words show a story
  5. a character who takes on another character who may represent or personify, society or a life condition

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