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Monday, December 07, 2009

RNA'S NWS Report (Part 2)

The Plot

Although my critique is tailored to M&B Romance all the advice I've been given is relevent (imo) to most genres.

Facts to remember:

  • In a character-driven story the plot needs to be constructed around the hero and heroine.
  • What events are going to happen to push them into facing their demons?
  • What events are going to create conflict and resolution for these characters?

I think you have done this to a certain extent, carefully foreshadowing events that have a later pay-off, but I think you need to go deeper into the emotioonal conflict between your hero and heroine and construct your plot around this.