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!