Plotting without a plot

Part one of a two-part mystery about plot

Grant Faulkner

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Part one of a two-part meditation on plot.

I recently taught a flash fiction class, and I said that one thing about flash that I appreciate is there is less burden of plot.

I say “burden” because when I’m writing longer works, especially novels, I feel the weight of keeping the action escalating — and…

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Grant Faulkner

Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of 100 Word Story, writer, tap dancer, alchemist, contortionist, numbskull, preacher.