Monthly Archives: March 2015

Are You a Writer or an Editor?

In this bonus episode, Jon and Juliet talk about some of the differences  between a writer and an editor.

Is it that one builds and the other shapes? Is it that one puts together and the other takes apart? Or is it about committing felonies and being God?

Thought on Plot

What is plot? What common mistakes do writers make? Once we define plot, how much does a novel need?

Juliet and Jon talk about various novels: one with not enough plot, one with too much, and one with just the right amount. (This description makes the show sound like Goldilocks and the Three Novels. It’s not.)

Books mentioned in the show: Gone Girl: A Novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, and Eleanor & Park. ( links)

A link to  Freytag’s pyramid or diagram: Plot Diagram

A link to Brian Wasko, who drew a plot diagram much like Jon eventually did somewhere in the late 90s.