Tag Archives: desire

The Desire to Write

Judging by the lateness of this submission, I could simply answer, “Not very well,” and leave it at that. However, a one sentence response probably won’t fly, so here goes an attempt to elaborate. While in college, I found the best time to write was during class. Not every class, but the long boring lecture […]

Plot vs. Character: Save the eggs; torch my metaphor

“If your story was a house on fire, what would you run in and save?” Brad Bird ~ Writer/Director (Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible – Ghost Patrol) Plot vs. Character? No doubt in my mind, I’d save the characters.  Here’s why:  character drives plot.  The “stuff” of story, the desire that drives choices and actions […]