Monday, August 27, 2012

Writing Mondays: All Plots Come With a Few Holes...

Hey everyone!

As the title says, all plots come with a few holes. It doesn't matter how long you've thought about your plot nor how long you've spent staring at your outline. There will always be a few potholes in our story the first go-round. I'm just as guilty of this as anyone else.

So how do we improve? What do we strive for when we know we'll make an inevitable mistake?

Well, one of the first ways to improve is to recognize frequent mistakes you make. Try to find a pattern, ask a parent or writing buddy to help. Some plot holes/trends are more visible than others, so don't get frustrated when you find "yet another problem!". Instead, be relieved! That's one more weed out of your novel garden!

What we should strive for isn't perfection. It should be to "pave the road" without worrying about mistakes. Worry about fixing the holes later, when the manuscript is done. But for now, do your best. That's all that matters. That's all that counts.

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