Plot v. Character

— Ep. 20, The Writers' Podcast

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Are you a plot or character driven writer? How different would some of the well-known movies and books be if we changed the approach?

Could The Lord of the Rings be the same without Frodo? What mistake did George Lucas make by using a plot style? And is SK a control freak who needs professional help?

In this episode of The Writers' Podcast, we discuss and explore the differences in storytelling between these two types of writers. We also take a look at the advantages and pitfalls of each style as we attempt to answer the question: Does it make a difference to the end story product?

 

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By Writers After Dark

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We’re S.K. Anthony and Raymond Esposito, your hosts at Writers After Dark. She writes those urban-fantasy–superhero-badass-chicks-with-a-touch-of-romance stories and he writes those dark fiction-things-that-go-bump-in-the night tales.

When it comes to writing, we don’t agree on genre, but we do agree that . . . we love stories . . . and one of the things we love most: hanging out in our mostly-sober, Writers After Dark studio and debating the merits of just about anything related to the story of life.