The Plot That Didn’t
No, I haven’t lost my mind, er, I think. What I am saying is when you have created amazing story lines for your characters, they may take it in a different direction. Based on what I have read, you have two options. Run with it or simply return to the original idea.
Keep in mind you are creating strong characters and maybe the plot or arc you initially built isn’t strong enough. As you write you can see a different journey based on the goal of your character(s). Like I said before- it might or might not work. That is up to you to determine later. I was reading online and found something that might break it down a bit more for you. Check it out: Do Your Characters Take on a Life of Their Own? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
The next problem I want to talk about isn’t a smooth transition from above, but it needs to be discussed.
Definition from dictionary.com:
[ pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz- ]
- an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author:It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau’s plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne.
- a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation:“These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
Don’t do it! Ever! It is skeevy and just a nasty thing to do. If you are motivated by the work of someone else, then lean toward fanfiction. Embrace the idea of their work but build your own story. Create a new idea around the story that intrigued you.
The work we put into a story, the literal blood, sweat, and tears we lay on the page is not yours to take. It is yours to read. It is yours to feel and embrace but never yours to take. If I catch you doing this, I will hunt you down myself and shake the crud out of you.
Do not steal. Anything. Ever.
I think I am gonna go get a fresh cuppa and remind myself that what is, is what is. I can’t change the past, but I can be aware in the future. Meditation, the fur babies, and a cuppa will help?
Polish your sparkle and keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
I’m always looking for new friends!
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