I spotlighted this book, The Dance of Character & Plot, a few months ago in an interview with my Craftsman mentor, DiAnn Mills. You can check out that interview here. Now, I’m going to shine that spotlight on one part of the book, Chapter Seven.
Here’s her opening statement: “We all want our novels to dance. Our characters are authentic, fascinating, and irresistible. We’ve researched our setting so thoroughly, we know the area inch by inch. But if our novel lacks a substantial plot, our story will never receive an invitation to join the dance of a publisher’s list of new releases.”
What makes up a good plot? Let’s look at it.