Thursday, February 2, 2012

Huh? Really? I don't Believe it.

Is your story believable? I mean really believable.

Take for instance this:

(Okay, this movie was fun to watch, but HISHE makes a good point.)

(That's so awesome) When someone reads your work and they say, "Why didn't (insert name here) just do (insert action here)?"

That's when a writer usually says, "You just don't get it," while shaking head... "I'm a writer, this story can be anyway I want." (No...*uneasy look* I don't know that from experience. *nervous laughing*)

Okay, this is a big mistake (see video above for reference). When someone says a part of your plot won't work, believe them, revise, and move on. Because you want your book to be better.

Have a great week writing everyone! I have to go change that one scene on my know...the one that I thought was cool, but character can't conveniently fly...but it would be cool! Have you ever had to change your plot because something just wasn't working?


Elliot Grace said...

...most excellent advice, dear Carolyn!

Listen to your readers. If you can't answer their questions without being defensive, then something must be done.

Well played!


Jeremy Bates said...

like your post and the vid too

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Love the video. Your post is insightful. It does help to have just a regular reader, not a fellow writer, read a bit of your work. They see it, not as a fellow craftsman, but as one of the regular readers you are hoping to entertain. Using their questions as a guide for future writing certainly helps me, Roland