Tuesday, April 19, 2011

P is for Plot, photos and peeps

P is for Plot

Yesterday The Guthrie Theater announced their 2011-2012 season. One of the plays in the season is a play called Hay Fever Noel Coward. This play was written in three days and has no central plot. Hearing this play described got me thinking about plot.

Plot is an important part of a story. Plot is the action of the story. Put interesting characters in the mix and you end up with a good story. I like to think about plot. Characters can sometimes drive plot. Curious George creates a plot by being curious. Other times plot can show who characters really are. It can drive our character to make choices. In The Hunger Games Katniss has to make a lot of choices in order to survive.

Do your characters drive the plot of your story or does the plot drive your character?

P is also for photography. My friend Jenn is starting a daily photo blog. Welcome her to the blog world. I suggested the idea of a photo blog after her facebook post looking for things to do this summer.

P is a great day for Peeps.

More photos here


Sarah said...

Wait, did you make those peep dioramas? That's pretty awesome.

Oh, and my favorite film about plot? Charlie Kaufman's brilliant Adaptation.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, I love the peeps ha ha. Will check out the photo blog as well. :)

I tend to favor stories where characters drive the plot, but both can be great. Good post!

Carrie said...

I made the Princess Peep diorama and my friend Sara made the RePeep Harlequin diorama.

NiaRaie said...

My characters definitely drive the plot of my story. If not, well there would be no plot. I certainly can't ever think of one. My stories always begin with the character.

Nicki Elson said...

Peeps! And dioramas! Aren't they the best? I usually start w/ plot & the characters grow from that. But occasionally, for a short story, I've started w/ the character and let them make the call.

Corinne O'Flynn said...

How was the play? I can't imagine writing without a plot. What is the plan then? LOL I must know!

This IS the perfect day for PEEPS!!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

ah, I love peeps. My husband doesn't understand my obsession for the sugary marshmallows. they are not just marshmallows. oh, my stomach is growling just thinking of them!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

You and I are kindred spirits I think Carrie. Those peep dioramas are fantastic and . . . making me hungry!