Norwescon, April 4, 2015–Forms of Plot Structure

I wasn’t expecting attendance for this panel to be overwhelming, but in fact the room was standing room only as Steven Barnes, Susan DeFreitas, Matt Youngmark, Mike Selinker and I spent almost an hour tackling the finer points of plot structure: different forms, modes, uses, how and why we care so much about plot, does it override the characterizations, and so on. As it turned out, the lively audience and panelist interaction made this one of my favorite panels from the 2015 edition of Norwescon.