Make plotting fiction easier: learn how to tell better lies
A quote from George R.R. Martin:
Fiction is lies; we’re writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it.
So, how do you tell better lies?
When fiction editors tell authors that their stories are a snooze, they advise them to “develop their characters” and “add complications.”
Let’s look at three secrets, starting with complications.