The Plot Against Plotting
What's so wrong with making the reader want to turn the page?
Many of the common critiques of the MFA world and literary fiction are either nonsense, ill-informed, or out of date. But some are true. One of those is that “plot” is too often a dirty word. “Literary fiction” writers—always a fraught term—frequently define their work as “character-driven” as opposed to the “plot-driven” works of mere genre fiction. Mo…
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