META: Plot vs. Character

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Sat Sep 2 23:51:45 PDT 2006

Tom Russell wrote:
> Jesse Willey wrote:
> >   It's not like I don't do character driven stories.
> > The whole point of ABC was to do stories that are
> > entirely first person narration so the reader would
> > only get one character's point of view.  Their
> > thoughts and feelings.  Who these people are.
> And that's why the most recent issue of ABC (Deliah) doesn't work for
> me: it doesn't adequately get me into the head of the narrator.  It's
> really a very dialogue-driven story, which I don't think works well in
> first-person: people don't usually remember discussions verbatim.

Well, I do, but I prefer not to quote people word for word because then
I also feel obliged to immitate how they said it and then it looks like
I'm doing impressions of people. :)


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