A Writer's Journey

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

P is for Plot

Plot is one of the most important elements when writing a story.

The efforts that go into weaving the details that would make a(n) (hopefully) airtight plot are done with care.

Things within the story have to make sense. This doesn't necessarily have to mean that it has to make sense conventionally, but it has to logically follow the set up of the story. There has to be a beginning, a middle, and an end. There must be actions or motives that cause a reaction, therefore propelling the story.

There must be reasons that create the whys and hows of the story. This is why outlining comes in handy. (I swear, I'll get to outlining...someday.) A general outline of the plot can be fleshed out, and then the more details surface, they can be added to the outline as needed.

Do any of you have any plot pointers you wanna share?


  1. I run away from plotting. Panster all the way for me. >.< The most plotting I do is in my head.

  2. LOL You and me BOTH! OMG. *total pantser*

  3. I try to plot... My characters have a habit of reaching the second chapter then ignore me. So I've given up and try to write on the fly.