PLOT: What is it? Why is it? Why does a writer care?
Answer any of the following questions, or ask and answer your own questions about plot.
- How does John Barth define plot? Do you agree or disagree with his definition? Which parts of it seemed particularly useful or debatable?
- How important is plot in your enjoyment of a story? Is it the most important thing, somewhere in the middle, or do you not care about it at all?
- Could you describe the plot of one of the short-shorts we read in a single short sentence?
- If you have written stories, do you think about plot first, or something else? Where do your plots "come from"?