Hi all! Just want to leave another reminder to pencil in 24 June. There's a voucher at stake! ^_^
Then, I want to ask you to go over and say hi to my friend, Theresa. I did a double whammy and drew her over to the Dark Side. She's starting to write and... she's starting to blog. So please head over to I Need To Write and show your support and love. :-)
So... plot holes.
The bane of our existence, right? Every writer I know from the trenches had to face this nasty little weapon of mass procrastination.
Everything goes along swimmingly. Characters come and go. Story lines flow.
And then we almost stumble over a cliff. What do we do?
Turning back is an option (if you're drafting on a computer), but then we have to live with the fact that you might have to settle for an end destination that wasn't your first choice. I hate that.
So... we stare at the abyss trying to find around or down.
Well... that's my discovery about plot holes. They shouldn't make us change direction or retreat.
It should make us think harder, knowing that every plot hole has a solution if you think about it long enough. And those solutions! They can potentially solve more problems than the ones you can see now.
So now I've come to love plot holes, even if it's just in the way I love annoying family members.
Because those cliffs aren't there to stop me. They're there to teach my writing how to fly.
How do you go about solving plot problems?