Writing Tip — 55

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A plot bunny is an idea that tends to multiply without warning, much like a pair of rabbits. The good point about plot bunnies, you will never run out of ideas for writing. The bad point, there’s not enough hours in the day or or months in the year to write out every plot bunny that comes along. Much as you would like to write up every one, I fear your well-being will suffer.

If the plot bunny continues to stare at you, you had best write down what is it. Get as much of the idea written out as possible, then go back to what you were previously working on.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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5 Responses to Writing Tip — 55

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Can we assume the term came from an “outliner” writer, one who already has the structure and plot in place? For those of us in the “pantser” line, bunnies seem to be an essential part of the landscape we’re crossing.

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