[found on theunnovelist.com]
“Plot is a braid of three strands:
1. Character Emotional Development
- The plot exists so the character can discover for himself (and in the process reveal to the reader) what he, the character, is really like: plot forces the character to choose and act. By making choices and reaping their consequences, the character transforms from a static construct to an animate being.
2. Dramatic Action
- Action is driven by what the characters want and the conflict that stands in their way.
- Tie the character’s private passion to a bigger, more universal public subject, and the thematic plot line is launched.”
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