By Alistair Gillikin
 Many writers have an overall plot idea when they start writing a story. Then as they start, they can fill in the...
 However, sometimes a writer will accidentally derail their earlier plan with these developments. Perhaps as a...
 If the writer realizes this, there are a few things he can do. 1. Ignore it and have the story move on as ori...
 3. Rewrite the earlier sequence to remove this unintended element - either completely, or rendering it unavailab...
 Writing can be very difficult, but also very rewarding.
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Preventing problems in storywriting

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Preventing problems in storywriting

  • 1. By Alistair Gillikin
  • 2.  Many writers have an overall plot idea when they start writing a story. Then as they start, they can fill in their outline with details to make the earlier sections more interesting.
  • 3.  However, sometimes a writer will accidentally derail their earlier plan with these developments. Perhaps as a character developed, they overcame their fatal flaw before it would have triggered the climax. Or a tool the characters found could solve a later problem easily.
  • 4.  If the writer realizes this, there are a few things he can do. 1. Ignore it and have the story move on as originally planned. This is usually the worst option when dealing with a reasonably intelligent audience. 2. Change the climax to incorporate these developments. This may lead to a better or worse story than planned, but at least it will be coherent.
  • 5.  3. Rewrite the earlier sequence to remove this unintended element - either completely, or rendering it unavailable at the truly important scene. Of course, this all is dependent on the author noticing the inconsistency before his work is released to the public. This is one place where beta readers and editors come in handy – they can sometimes see things the original author overlooked.
  • 6.  Writing can be very difficult, but also very rewarding.