Balancing plot, theme and character

As a less experienced writer I used to obsess over plot. Plot was everything. This seems to be the case for a lot of people who aren’t writers, too — a common criticism of a film or book will be that “the plot isn’t very good”, or “the plot’s a bit basic”. When I used to write as a kid, my entire focus would be on trying to formulate a twisty-turny, intricate plot.


Changing up

When Evinden was first conceived as a movie, it was intended to be told in a generally omniscient manner, leaping deftly between locations and characters with gay abandon. When I rejiggled it into a novel, I switched things around a bit so that it was third person subjective, with sizeable Read more…