"You would probably do just as well to get that plot business out of your head and start simply with a character or anything that you can make come alive," she wrote to Hester. "Wouldn't it be better for you to discover a meaning in what you write rather than to impose one? Nothing you write will lack meaning because the meaning is in you."
I am not a plotter. I dream up a hero and heroine, then write a bunch of disjointed scenes in which they get to know each other and I get to know them and their goals and problems. After a while, something will click and the plot will slowly begin to materialize. I have always seen this as a singularly inefficient way to write, but it's the only way I can write. I'm not creative enough to plot a story for characters who haven't grabbed my heart.
Would anyone care to share their thoughts on this subject?
(Thanks to Maud Newton for the link.)