Are you underusing your best plot ideas? Guest post at KM Weiland

kmwDoes your plot have enough going on? I see a lot of manuscripts where the story seems to lack momentum, or the characters are spinning their wheels doing not very much of anything. But the funny thing is, the writer isn’t short of ideas. They’ve simply not realised where they are hiding.

Today I’m at KM Weiland’s blog, with 4 places to find the ideas that are right under your nose.

And while we’re at it, let’s discuss: have you discovered your plot ideas were hiding in plain sight?

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  1. #1 by Melanie Marttila on February 15, 2015 - 7:36 pm

    Two of my favourite writerly women, getting together🙂

  2. #3 by Thomas Weaver on February 15, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    As a reader, I become frustrated when an author gives their main character a secret burden (or any other interesting secret) that gets mentioned and then never addressed again. It really is such a good source of plot inspiration.

    I laughed out loud at one of the pictures used in that post (Chekov’s gun) — very quietly, because my clone is over on the other side of the room working on his novel at the moment, and I don’t want to interrupt him.

    • #4 by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris on February 15, 2015 - 8:30 pm

      Your clone, Thomas? How very convenient! But watch out, while he’s meekly working, he may want to steal your life. (A plot idea is hiding in that second version of you…)

      • #5 by Thomas Weaver on February 15, 2015 - 11:48 pm

        Convenient for HIM. The current arrangement is that he writes and I edit (and blog, and Tweet, and look for a new cover artist). I am certain he doesn’t want my life. He has his own, and it’s a lot more interesting than mine. I’M not the one who’ll spend part of this summer on an archaeological dig, for example.

  3. #6 by raulconde001 on February 15, 2015 - 10:35 pm

    The reason some of the novels are weak is because they are missing the main plot of ideas. I think that they want to release the book most writers should wait for a year or it can be five years later to publish the novel we want to write for the world to enjoy reading it. We fall on the mind by thinking of it, instead of our own reasoning, and accurate decisions.

  4. #7 by raulconde001 on February 16, 2015 - 12:02 am

    I meant writers want to release their novel right away, then wait a year or five years later to publish it.

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