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    Consistancy

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Frost, Jan 2, 2007.

    How do people on this forum make their plots consistant?
     
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    You don't. Aim at a goal, for example, protagonist dies: then think of a chain of events to reach that final goal.
     
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    What exactly do you mean by consistant?

    Do you mean there are not any plot holes?

    Do you mean flow of the plot development or action?

    Something else?

    Terry
     
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    Plan them through before hand,

    read through them after.

    Change what is necessary.
     
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    Do you mean consistant, or consistent?

    Cheers,
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    ^ I didnt know there was one with an e. Or maybe I did. Im not sure.

    This is what Im talking about. Sorry for the mist around the topic.
     
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    If you're worried about plot holes, plan the thing. Use your common sense and write what you know.
     
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    So far none of my stories have gotten to the point where I need to write anything down. I have a really good memory.
    But once you reach a certain point start writing any crucial details you think you need to remember. Then read, reread, and reread again after every few writing sessions. That should avoid any plot holes.
     
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    you need to do up a good plot outline, to make sure you haven't created a written version of swiss cheese... leaving all the details of a complex story like a novel up to memory is literary suicide, imo...
     

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