Posts Tagged ‘pacing’

  • What Is Plot?

    February 16th, 2016 | Plot | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Literarily, the meaning of the word plot comes from the Old-French word: complot — which means to conspire. But what actually is plot? Plot is the method by which you present your story. Plot is a vehicle. Plot is a purposeful sequence of events — and in a well-plotted story, those events all connect logically […]

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  • Top Ten Best Novels You’ve Never Heard Of

    Top Ten Best Novels You’ve Never Heard Of

    March 4th, 2012 | Best Novels | journalpulp | 78 Comments

    Or perhaps you have. Yet the following list, laid out in no particular order (with the exception of Number 1), is relatively obscure: Nothing is as it seems under the sharp western sun. After recovering from an enigmatic and near-fatal illness, Gasteneau, a man with an iron will, glimpses something so extraordinary and so horrific […]

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  • Pacing, Plot, Purposeful Action, And Human Values

    Pacing, Plot, Purposeful Action, And Human Values

    February 16th, 2012 | Pacing, Plot | journalpulp | 14 Comments

    Life is an unceasing sequence of single actions, said Ludwig von Mises. And so, in many ways, is plot. But, unlike life, plot is selective — and what that means, among other things, is that the author is the selector. The author chooses the actions his characters undertake. This, incidentally, is one of the primary […]

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