I'm a pantster trying to reform my ways and become a plotter, mainly because I've decided that I don't care to edit ten months out of the year. Granted, I'll still have to edit my work, but hopefully I won't have to overhaul my novels three times before I'm ready to send them out for the first critique. At least, that's the plan.
And so far, the evil plan is working. Why evil? Well, to have a good story, you have to give your characters some challenges. In a sense, the author is an antagonist to the protagonists in his own right. Also, I've been working on my villain laugh.
|We should really have more cat villains. They always|
look like they're plotting something.
Characters are one of the areas I tend to struggle with. My protagonists have a tendency to be goody-two-shoes, even though flawed characters are some of my favorites to read. One of my goals with this book is to give my characters a bit more depth.
Is it easier for you to brainstorm your characters or your plot?
The lovely Victoria Jackson will be guest posting this Friday, so be sure to stop by and check out her post! Normal posting schedule and Friday Fiction Fix will resume next week.