What makes a good plot

Main Points

  • A good story is about interesting interactions between 1) Plot 2) Character and 3) Setting.
  • Conflict¬†is the lifeblood of those interactions.
  • Figure out ways to put your character in conflict with your setting, your plot in conflict with the aspirations of your character, your plot in conflict with your setting, etc.
  • Plunge your character into the center of that conflict. Make them active¬†participants.
  • A great way to produce good stories is to look at books you really, really loved and boil them down to their essence that most hooked you.

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