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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Plotting Revelations!

I've just read this really interesting WRITER'S WORKSHOP website comment, which says:

'We don't want to be too sexist here, but we do notice that men and women tend to face slightly different challenges (when writing a novel). Men tend to be weaker on characterisation and stronger on plotting...

As for women, the most usual problem is that there's plenty of good character material, but just not enough plot...'

This has made me feel so much better, as I have always found plotting harder. 
The website goes on to give some brilliant plotting pointers. 

I realise that plotting and characterisation is vital for a successful novel, but the comment is to do with how men and women approach their writing. Actually I often don't get on with novels written by men, because they are not big on characterization & emotion, yet I will happily watch the stuff on TV, which is interesting.

Do your writing methods tally with this experience?