Plot Category

Letting Go

I have an interesting dilemma. Increasingly, it seems that 2ndary POV character is falling in love with one of the girls—and she seems to like him, too. (Totally unexpected in my mind. They are so very different.) The problem is 2ndary POV character was supposed to date one of the other girls. If he doesn’t, […]

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Revision

When I first was writing as a teenager, I couldn’t imagine any of my stories changing as much as I heard stories often do in revision. This is my story, and that’s just the way it’s supposed to be. Now, I’ve come to realize that a story is more than just scenes strung together. A […]

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Plot Exposition

Miss Piggy: “Why are you telling me all this?”Lady Holiday: “It’s plot exposition. It has to go somewhere.”(The Great Muppet Caper) I have a tendency to tell dramatic parts of the story: And then there was this battle. The good guys were hard put, but they stuck it out and won. And then I show […]

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