A story is like a murder. You don't need to make it perfect. You just need to get away with it.
I'm editing DMc
here a bit, but I like it.
Almost any good story you want to tell has plotholes. You can't avoid'em. It's a mistake to waste your time trying to make your plot bulletproof. The audience knows you're writing fiction. ... But there are things you can do to get away with them. Those tricks for getting away with murder are part of a writer's craft.
Meanwhile, it is January here in Montreal and it is raining
. WTF??? The water is supposed to be white and fluffy when it comes out of the sky!
We're sort of cloudy and windy here in LA (clouds not smog). The sun tries to come out then retreats. I actually have slacks on instead of shorts...
But what ARE those tricks??
See my posts on plausibility. Also, the section on plotting in my book when it comes out.
"Meanwhile, it is January here in Montreal and it is raining. WTF??? The water is supposed to be white and fluffy when it comes out of the sky!"
Seriously. Ottawa's weather has been most un-Canadian the better part of this month.
Least it's coming down white now. And is it.
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