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STUCK on a Short Story?
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Stuck on a SHORT Story?

Stuck on what to put in your story?
-- This is the list of things I check off when I create a story:
Do you have a Setting in mind?
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- Sci-fi
- Historical
- Modern day
- Fantasy
Do you have ONE big main event for the story to focus on?
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- A battle
- An escape
- A love scene
- An act of revenge
- A sacrifice
- A treasure to claim
- A magic spell
- A transformation
Do you know what you want to SAY with your story?
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- Love sucks.
- Friendship is forever.
- No good deed goes unpunished.
- A snake can only ever be a snake.
- Sometimes you have to take chances.
- Magic makes things worse, not better.
Do you know where you want to END your story?
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- A wedding?
- A funeral?
- A bloody battlefield?
- An empty street?
- The bottom of an ocean?
Do you have your three central characters ready?
-- Just to make things interesting, any one of t
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Strong Characters but a Weak Plot?
----- Original Message -----
...I have very strong characters, but a very weak plot. While my story is primarily character driven, I feel I feel I put them in a place where there's not much plot, or that the plot itself is uninteresting. How do make my plot stronger? Furthermore, how do I find a balance between plot and characters? Or is it okay that my plot isn't gripping, as long as I have strong, well-developed characters?
What should you do when you have
Strong Characters but a Weak Plot?

First, I think we should clarify what Character-Driven means.
Character-Driven does NOT mean:
A story that focuses on the characters.

Character-Driven means:
-- A story's events happen because the characters choose (or refuse) to make things happen. In other words; the story's Plot is Driven by the events caused by the characters.
Examples of Character-Driven stories:
-- 'Hero' stories where the character volunteers to b
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So, You Want a Critique?
WARNING! Incoming Rant!
A Critique...? Really? Are you sure that's what you want?
From the responses I've gotten on many different forums, and the responses I've seen others get, plus the resulting peanut gallery commentary, I'm not so sure a Critique is what some of you are actually looking for.
Let's start at the beginning.
Do you even know what a Critique actually is?
   cri•tique
   kriˈtēk/
   noun: critique; plural noun: critiques
   1. a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.
   synonyms: analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, appreciation, criticism, review, study, commentary, exposition, exegesis
   "a critique of North American culture"
   verb: critique; 3rd person present: critiques; past tense: critiqued; past participle: critiqued; gerund or present participle: critiquing
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daeien Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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Ico-dY Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching! :icongrin--plz:
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dzioo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you for the watch!
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daeien Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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j-rocky Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i completely forget about  it :iconshockplz: LOL
by the way, Thankyou very much :)
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