A Lesson In Plot from the Watering Hole
BUT, this little slice of nonhuman life follows several of those writing-teacher rules about plot (and I therefore recommend watching the whole thing, if your stomach allows):
1. Have your characters act according to their nature, not do what you would rather they do, or what you would do if you were them.
2. Have the (legit) desires and needs of Character A fall into natural conflict with the (legit) desires and needs of Character B.
3. Put your characters in real jeopardy. (Especially the cute little one, if you're in Hollywood.)
4. Drop in a big surprise or two. It provides shape. But make it logical.
5. Let it be funny, even if it's not.
Labels: Writing Fiction