Happy Friday, Y’all!
Today on the YA Indie Carnival, we’re discussing our recipes for plot. Which is fascinating and super-scientific…. for some writers. 🙂 As you might guess, it’s not that scientific for me. 🙂
Some writers have actual formulas for their plots, which is awesome. They know that they want one part ___ + two parts _____ to = some screams and tears. I don’t do that. Since I’m a pantser (I fly by the seat of my pants with my stories), I don’t write out a formula.
But. I have a feeling, yes, a feeling, what I need to include for my plot-line to be good. Since I’ve been an avid reader since first grade, I’ve read many, many books over the years- stacks and stacks. This has given me a feeling for what works and what doesn’t.
My personal plot arsenal contains a lot of twists. I love a good twist- it’s my favorite aspect of my books. I also like to write books that make my readers feel something- whether it makes their heart flutter from romance, weep from sadness or smile from something really happy. I want people to feel something. I very much write from the gut. It’s hard to explain.
So…. basically, I can’t share a formula or even a recipe for my plot, because I don’t have one. When I start writing a book, I know what kind of feel I want the book to have and I work from there.
You should definitely check out some of my friends, though- for their insight on this topic. I know they’ll have some great recipes!
Hope you have a great weekend!