plot vibrations

Deciphering and articulating plot can feel overwhelming.  photo: Jon Sullivan Even after characters have arrived and formed relationships, even though you know 'what happens'. Plot isn't just what happens, it's the consequences that drive story. Consequences shape and reshape how your characters cope, don't cope, try and fail. Consequences confound intentions, and disrupt relationships. Imagine … Continue reading plot vibrations

plot in six

Economy of words - Challenge yourself to make every word count: take a story you've written and reduce it to 200 words (that's Flash Fiction), then bring it down to a paragraph (Paragraph Fiction), then to six words. It's possible to evoke a story with discernible plot in six words: “Failed SAT. Lost Scholarship. Invented Rocket.” William Shatner … Continue reading plot in six