Somebody in my Friday Ideas group posted this Ray Bradbury quote: “Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Plot is observed after the fact rather than before. It cannot precede action. It is the chart that remains when an action is through. That is all Plot ever should be. It is human desire let run, running, and reaching a goal. It cannot be mechanical. It can only be dynamic.” I’ve really struggled with plot off and on throughout my career…I love this quote!
She got it from “the Written Word,” which is an e-mail “quote of the day” for writers kind of thing that I didn’t know about before. You can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to: [email protected]