As he put his hand to the door-knob Winston saw that he had left the diary open on the table. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER was written all over it, in letters almost big enough to be legible across the room. It was an inconceivably stupid thing to have done. But, he realized, even in his
Plot… the most important element to your stories. Your plot moves your characters in a certain direction. They, your characters, may have free will, but without forces acting against them, there is no story. How do you create a plot that your readers will want to invest in?
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