Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|P is for PLOT|
|Characters, conflict and |
complications are present whenever
there's more than one
person in the novel.
P is for Plot because all you have to do is control the key elements of character, conflict, complications, climax and consolidation to write the perfect novel ;)
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Dizzy, Hal slid down the ladder. His nerveless fingers couldn’t grip. His feet slid from the rung as if it had been coated in grease like the Maypole on the feast day.
He landed at the bottom of the steps. Digging in his heels, he pushed himself back through the straw and dust. Fear beat at him, a stinging pain, he thought he would be sick.
Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.
CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!
• pale into insignificance
• pecking order
• plain as a pikestaff
• point of no return
• practice makes perfect
• press on regardless
• pride and joy
• put two and two together
• put your foot down
• put your nose out of joint
FOR P, I CHOSE PLOT. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR P POST?