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10-18-2010 @ 11:37PM
The problem I have with Knaack is that his story is more plot and less character. To put it simply: As a writer, the one thing you are taught is to know your characters and to let them drive the plot. Plot, in it's nature, is driven by character. Not the other way around. A character's desires (such as saving the world) conflict with another's desire (ie, destroying it) and this is how plot is born. The actions of the characters then are supposed to define the story.So the fact that Golden does this shows not just a smidgen of maturity as a writer, but a avalanche of it. Because that is one of the lessons that every professor drove into my head on what plot and writing is.
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