2016 #ROW80 Round 1: Check-In 12 | 10 Minute Novelist: Update 6
The validity of character driven versus plot driven stories is as old as fiction writing. In my case, I prefer character driven because I fall in love with them before I know what’s going to happen.
This week, I’m working with a new WIP in which the setting has to be as important as the rest of the story. I have a three-page synopsis, chapter outline, and my main characters. The only problem? I’m not in-love with my boys, yet, because I spent more time than normal working in all the other aspects. As of tomorrow, I’ll start dating them, and if everything goes right, they will tell me their story. And then, words will flow.
Do you have a preference? Or do you use a mix of everything?