Friday, August 16, 2013

A Few Words About Plot

Plot: Some Basic Distinctions

To truly know how to begin your novel, you should have at least a rough idea of what the driving force in the novel is.  That driving force is often known as the plot.  It's not the storyline (and then this happened and then this happened and then this happened), it's the sequence of cause and effect (this happened which caused this to happen which caused this to happen) which grows out of the MC's (main character's) initial motivation and initial action to accomplish whatever it is they want.

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