Friday, 20 June 2008

does it grow or is it built?

My friend Phaedra Weldon posted an interesting piece on organic vs. plotted writing in her Live Journal..

3 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Screaming frustration here - site is blocked for me!!!!! It will have to wait until I am back in the UK!

Captain Black said...

I agree with her conclusion that you need both organic evolution for fiction writing, in addition to plotting. The exact mixture will vary and different mixes will suit different writers and genres.

I did not like her definitions of what plot and story are, however. I found them to be a bit restrictive and possibly over-simplified.

wordtryst said...

I'm a mix as well. Must have some kind of outline in my head and on paper before I take off. Once the basic plot is established, then the organic part does the developing.