19 hours ago
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Spackle the Loopy Holes
I mentioned recently that my 9 year-old is reading Harry Potter.
Kidlet: "If you can only see thestrals (skeletal-like winged horses, invisible to most people) if you've witnesssed the death of someone, then how come Harry can't see them his whole life if he saw his mom and dad killed when he was a little kid?
Mom: "Uhhhhhh." (Long pause). "Oh, he probably didn't remember. He was too young."
Kidlet: "Well, he saw Quirrell die in the Sorcerer's Stone, right?"
Mom: (whispers to self) "Dang, JK Rowling! Close yer loopholes!"
So anyway. This brings me back to plotting. I've got about a hundred holes in my plot. It's very much like a fine slice of Jarlsberg right now.
When you write, how to you make sure you've spackled your loopholes?