Reflecting on the creative writing process, moving forward
So I am at a virtual stand still as I realise my major writing hurdle is learning to plot. Time to build some stairs, or maybe a sledge hammer.
I recently managed to finish one picture book and send it off. One of the things mentioned in critiques was redoing the plot line to introduce some things into the story earlier, to invest the reader in the character, clarifying aspects of the ending, and making some aspect of the plot in the middle even more believable. I reworked it, and in the end was happy with the plot line. This picture book came from a poem that was without any sense of strong plot, mostly emotion, but the reworking required me to be very thoughtful about the plot.
Going back to the drawing board for some of the other picture books, unfinished short stories, memoirs and novel I am stumped…
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