Friday, January 25, 2008

Plot vs Character

A little while ago B.E. posed a question - could a story be both plot and character driven???? My answer was probably yes.......well today over on Julie Cohen's blog she talking a bit about her writing process which is character driven and very interesting.

I think I may start with a plot idea but then characters take over the story quite quickly. All this does no doubt makes my story confused!

Now for a fantastic look at the topic of branding you must read C.S. Harris posts on it here. There are three so far and she promised more this week. They have given me food for thought - particulary in the presenting myself to agents at the moment. Yes, Augsut Rock is about to be shoved out into the world again to take another bashing!!!

Finally, although I can't name names a fellow memeber of the New Writers Scheme of the Romantic Novelist Association had landed a deal with Little Black Dresss. I just can't contain my excitement!!!


Jessica Raymond said...

Ooh, who, who?!

Ray-Anne said...

Thank you for the link to the post on Branding - Very interesting.
And yes, you are a tease.
LOL Ray-Anne

liz fenwick said...

Jess, I'm not telling until she goes public!!!

You are welcome Ray-Anne :-)

Julie Cohen said...

I know who it is! It's fantastic, isn't it?

liz fenwick said...

Julie, it is fantastic indeed!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I posed the question mainly because in my search for agents, some say they're looking for character-driven while others say plot-driven. The book I'm currently getting prepped to shop around seems like it's both. *shrug* Thanks for the link and the comment, Liz. You're a peach. =oD

liz fenwick said...

A pleasure B.E. :-)