Monday, April 12, 2010

Booking It--Plotting

Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?

Please, please, please give me a plot. I prefer stories with beginnings, middles, and ends.

It's not that I don't appreciate the art of stream-of-consciousness or the skill it takes to write it well; it's just that I'm a fan of traditional storytelling. I can handle a flashback or two, multiple interpolations, or even an unreliable narrator. In fact, sometimes the interpolations can be more fun than the main story, and being taken in by an unreliable narrator can be delightful.

But I must have a plot!

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