Monday Motivations for the Writer! #9

Plot:  I am currently finishing my newest novel, and I have to tell you, the loosely built plot that I had envisioned when I began it quickly went by the wayside. Way, way off the road and into the forest, in fact.  About halfway through, the characters took me on a journey, making their own decisions, loving who they want to love, and building their lives their way.  When this happens to me, I welcome their storyline in…they know much better than I do at that point. My characters write a better story than I ever could.

The last thing I want to do is spoil a book with plot. I think a plot is the last resort of bad writers. I’m a lot more interested in characters and situations, following where it goes. In Cujo, I was as surprised as my readers when the little kid died at the end.”  Stephen Kingwriting, create, write, blog, authors

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching out toward expression, an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”  Robert Frost

“Writing isn’t a calling; it’s a doing.”  T. Sugarek

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