Tuesday, April 17, 2012

P Is For Plot

Here is my contribution for the A-Z Challenge on The Masquerade Crew's blog.

P is for Plot

In the literary world, the plot is the sequence of events of the story. When mapping out your story, you should have an idea of the direction in which you want to take the reader. Your story should entice the reader to keep reading and having a well-thought out plot will accomplish this goal.

The plot should be credible and imaginative, yet not so far fetched that the reader cannot grasp what your story is conveying. Put yourself in the readers minds when outlining your work. Is this story believable? Does it keep you on the edge of your seat? Does it encourage you to keep reading?

Another point about plots, is that it is a good idea to avoid having too many subplots in your book. You do not want to confuse the reader by leading them in a different direction on every page. Too many plots will discourage the reader from finishing the book. One or two subplots are enough to keep the reader intrigued enough to want to see where the story is leading.

In conclusion the plot should have a climactic ending, which leaves the reader saying “Wow, that was a good book!”

1 comment:

  1. Plot is the biggest part of a book. If there is none it just makes the book flat. There is no life.