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35 Things You Might Do After A Plot Hole Discovery #writers #writerslife

Actually, I can see me doing a lot of these…

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Things You Want To Do After a Plot Hole Discovery-3

Picture this.

You are busy reviewing your draft.

Things are going well. Your brain is busy projecting images of you collecting a literary prize and of a famous film star begging you to cast them as the lead, when your book is turned into a film.

Then from nowhere the rug from under your literary feet is whipped away and down you fall into some huge plot hole! Gasp! It is more like a gigantic crater.

The events of your story are now illogical or impossible. You know in an instant that it is going to involve some serious rewriting to fill it. The plot hole spans at least six chapters – sharp intake of breath!

Here is what you might do next:

  1. Let out a piercing scream.
  2. Start to wail.
  3. Yell.
  4. Kick the litter bin.
  5. Go hide underneath the covers in your bed (a favourite of mine!)
  6. Go hide…

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