This week, we’ve been looking at the backbone of fiction writing: your plot. Every story you create must have a plot, defined as: “the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence.” The keyword is “interrelated.” Unlike real life, in fiction everything has a reason, and every action has consequences.
Your plot arises from character. However, your plot isn’t character; your plot happens when your primary character is forced to take action. We could discuss plotting forever, but your writing is what counts. Your writing will change you; it always does.