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Plot: What Characters Do Next

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Plot: What Characters Do Next

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Instead of looking at plot as a clearly defined journey from point A to point B, here you will see why plot should be dictated by characters and their choices. Understand how good short stories strike a balance between structure and (seeming) randomness to capture something that feels meaningful and true to life.

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