Post by doublejay9 on Oct 16, 2020 13:53:44 GMT -6
@longhand.hearted: You know what's even more fun than plotting backwards? Starting your plot in the middle and working out to both ends. My brain does that to me sometimes. It's sooo fun!
I heartily agree on horror and erotica. Even romance falls into that category for me. I don't like getting scared, and romance (especially the steamier stuff) isn't my cup of tea. I think the author needs to enjoy the genre themselves if they're going to write a decent story in it.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2020 13:53:59 GMT -6 by doublejay9
* Murder MYSTERIES. Love reading them, cannot figure out how they're plotted without giving the whole thing away on page 1.
I can answer that qusetion. They're not plotted . I write them and let the story develop, and then insert all the clues later.
I cannot do erotica or romance. Always comes off far too cheesy, and I'm always tempted to let the characters do something really stupid to spoil the mood... Also, children's literature. It's so much harder than writing for adults.