Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Whatever next? How plot grips us, from Dickens to Line of Duty - The Guardian

Since Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up soon and Panzer plans to participate this year, he's still searching for help with his mystery writing. Our inquisitive kitty's trip into the Catosphere today sent him in search of plotting information. His travels took him to The Guardian site and a post by John Mullan.

Plotting isn't as easy as it looks.
Mr. Mullan's post begins with an examination of British television mysteries. He then moves to novels. While the novels are categorized as "literary," there are some mystery genre novels included. He then begins doing comparisons of novels and their plots to television adaptions and their adherence to, or not of, the novel's plot. In some cases, the television adaption changes or even improves the author's plot.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... It turns out, plot is one of the most important tools a mystery writer has."

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post. You'll need two cups of tea and two muffins today.

To read the post, tootle over to plot

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