A good plot takes the characters and the reader on a ride of highs and lows, failures and triumphs, ntil the ultimate pinnacle of the climax.
I’ve been working on roughing out my plot for my Work in Progress. I’m not a big fan of massive plotting with intricate details written down. I like those little details to evolve organically as I write. I enjoy a more spontaneous creative process where my characters and their lives come “alive” as I write. I’m a dedicated pantser.
But even the most dedicated pantser can get lost in the wood while writing if we don’t have a direction to point our plot in. Thus I have developed what I call the Up-Down Plotting Method. Continue reading