Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Thing About Plot Bunnies

What is a plot bunny?

plot bun•ny
A seemingly exciting plot twist idea for your work-in-progress that takes the form of an adorable, infuriating rabbit who leads you down a winding trail that either goes on forever, and never ends anywhere; or takes you through a dark and scary forest; and sometimes ends up in a happy meadow; but most often it all ends up with you, the writer, falling into a rabbit-hole and having lots of wacky adventures in an insane world with oddly familiar people who vaguely resemble your characters.

How's that for a run-on sentence? Maybe I can get this definition into the dictionary.  :)


Ivorydancer said...

I love that!!!!

Brandon said...

I've never heard of plot bunnies! Now I know to beware!!! :)

Gwyn said...

I love plot-bunnies! Even if you have to weed them out occasionally :)

DTH Rocket said...

I always thought a plot bunny was a plot issue that keeps multiplying.

Funny though.

Galadriel said...

Like the Traveling Shovel of Death ! On the NaNo forums they have a thread for a murderous traveling shovel of death. It ended up appearing in my novel...but it didn't take control (primary because I already had other methods of death planned)(