There’s a lot of different ways to write a story
How do you craft a story? Despite what you read there’s really no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Some writers won’t write a word until they develop complex plot and character charts. They know before they even write a single word, exactly what, where and who is going to happen. For them, the story writing process is like a grand blueprint. Nothing wrong with that.
Elmore Leonard, one of the great crime writers of the 20th century, had a slightly different approach.
Let’s call it the ‘something’s gotta happen’ school of writing.
You can watch the whole interview here.
My take on this?
Don’t overthink things. Rewrite all the time. Sometimes characters just happen organically. Try Elmore’s method. Put a character in a situation where ‘something’s gotta happen’ and then start the fun bit…figure out exactly what’s gonna happen.
What’s your take on this?
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