So, yesterday I was thinking about the novel I am editing and how I could make it better. I knew that the plot was was not the plot meant for the story. I also knew that the majority of the characters were just what the story needed. However, as I was thinking this through, I realized that the most imperative part to writing a really really good story is to have the right characters with the right plot. I hope this helps some of you guys with your writing.
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That makes a little more sense.
Misty from the book Misty of Chincoteague. It's really good.
That's awesome, but who's misty
They also had a barn where a bunch of Misty's descendants lived, but I saw something when I was doing research that said they wouldn't be opening this year unless someone leased it. When I visited I actually got to ride Misty's great-great granddaughter!!! Random fun fact: all of Misty's descendants were named weather names. For example, the one I rode was named Sunny.
-books the vacation- ICE CREAM HERE I COME
It was really awesome. They have this amazing ice cream place called the Island Creamery. The line is always super long because their ice cream is so good, but it you ever go to the island, don't let that keep you from going to get ice cream there because they move the line through really quickly. Plus, they have incredible ice cream which is way better than the other place down the street!!
Really?! Thats awesome!!!! I would love to go there for Pony Penning Day, that sounds so cool
Yes!!! I actually went to Chincoteague a few years ago. Not for Pony Penning Day, but just to see it all. We even saw the ponies on the island!!
Good advice!! Is your novel gonna contain the Chincoteague Ponies?
I understand that completely. I'm writing a novel myself, and I'm going to do a lot a research. In the mean time of research.... I'm writing a partly fantasy book...I know sounds confusing.
I don't mind, but honestly, I am not entirely sure. In the first draft the characters were living in Michigan, then while I was planning I decided to have them live in Tennessee, but then I changed my mind and decided to go with them living on Chincoteague Island. It is pretty much just going to be about their lives, but I feel like I need something more solid than that for a plot. The first plot was all about the play that they were in at their school, but like I said in the post, it just wasn't the right plot.
Your 100% (,but you knew that lol.) You really have to have good characters. What's your novel about? If you don't mind me asking.