(Anonymous) @ 04:06 pm: Plot vs. Character Dilemma
So, I read your article. And it brings to mind something I need help with. I read books all the time where the protagonist makes so really obvious mistake, and even though its plausible, it infuriates me that they do it. So when I right, I try to make everything turn out like its "supposed to," to spare readers those Head-against-the-wall moments. The problem is that this also makes the plot rather linear and over-simple. Well, not the plot really, more like the path the character takes to get to the end of the plot is too simple. But how can I avert that without these annoying "why did you do that?" prolonged struggles? (Also, I'd rather not have certain of my characters die.)


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