Thursday, 16 June 2011

Amazing Writing Tips #2: The Importance of Plot-holes

Plot-holes - with extra google-y
goodness for some reason.
Recently a not so experienced writer came to me and asked how they could deal with too much plot in their book. I get asked this sort of question all the time, given that I'm such an established and talented writer. There is a secret to managing plot levels and that is plot-holes.

Plot-holes are the colander to the boiling potatoes of plot. If you don't have any plot-holes you'll just end up with a big pile of mush. In fact the more plot-holes you have the better, just look at the popularity of 'The Da Vinci Code'. That had some whoppers.

Get your plot-holes right and the rest will follow.

Good Luck!

Mark