In fiction, a plot is the sequence of connected events that make up a narrative. These events aren’t random things that happen–there’s a relationship between them, usually a causative one. Generally, a plot in fiction leads up to a climax that answers a central question or resolves a central conflict. Unless you’re writing really experimental fiction, your story has a plot in it. Narrative works have a plot. If you want to be a writer, it is a good idea to understand how to structure a good plot.
However! Many writers overemphasize the importance of plot. They focus on plot so much they forget about everything else. In this episode of Rite Gud, we are joined once again by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez, who is going to tell us why plot isn’t everything.
Image from Jordi Torrents.
About Rite Gud: Raquel S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at patreon.com/ritegud. Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes and more.
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