Love Your Plot,
~OR~ Harley Stating The Obvious

When your plot works, the writing comes so damn easy. It's nice to hit those days, especially as I head into the re-writes.

I'm hoping that the reverse isn't true: that if the writing is hard, it means the plot stinks. If that's the case, 75% of my book is sunk. :)

Either way, I'm finding that time invested ploting out your book pays off in dividends later on. So do your homework, kids!


At 12:41 PM, Blogger Marcy said...

Still waiting for my ARC here. ;)

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Mike said...

That's the hard lesson that I had to learn - "time invested ploting out your book pays off in dividends later on."

For years, I'd come up with a great beginning and a great ending to a novel - and figure that it wouldn't be too hard to fill in the middle once I got started writing the blasted thing.

Outlines are your friend ... but you knew that already. ;)

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Yeah, but knowing something and putting it to use are two different things. If there is one part of my craft that needs improvement, it is plotting.

Which is funny, because I'm plotting all the time. ;)

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Jw said...

I tend to scheme, mostly. Y'know, for heists.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger matt said...

Ploting? Outlining? I thought the only good books where only ever created on a manual typwriter using a roll of paper, never moving backward for revision, only forward? ;)


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