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    Searching for the Plot

    Writing is a unique process. What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. I begin with a basic plot with a few key scenes which act as waymarkers. I pants along in the first draft, allowing the characters to take shape. It’s not a quick means of writing. Typically I end up rewriting much, but it fleshes out the characters who drive the story.  In a conversation with another writer friend, we talked about one of her characters searching for something. Ah, the good old quest! I like these. What would they encounter? Who would help them? Where would they go? So many choices!  Wouldn’t it be great…