Why writing is more like gardening than constructing a building
The plotting part of writing a novel is often compared to architecture, but one author is suggesting an alternative analogy.
Rather than seeing it as a rigid and precise process, Chris Fox compares it to tending a garden.
You plant seeds with an expectation of what will happen over the next few months, but nature is bound to throw you a few curveballs, if you’ll pardon our metaphor-mixing.
Fox discusses this — the thesis of his new book on craft — and other writing-related topics with Joanna Penn; you can read the transcript or listen to them chat on The Creative Penn.