Looking for a Plot?
by, June 20th, 2010 at 10:38 AM (456 Views)
I've started doing some posting on Yahoo's "Answers" site, and I'm surprised - also amazed and appalled - at the number of people who write something along the lines of "I want to be a writer. Somebody give me ideas for plots/characters/all of the above." Granted, a lot of those are kids (early teens or younger), but I worry that some of them may be young adults (or not-so-young adults). What's happening to imagination and the desire to create-it-yourself? Even at 11 or 12 or 15, I would never have asked someone else to provide me with a plot or names/descriptions of my characters.
I worry that we're raising a generation (or more than one) of people with no, or limited, imagination. If it's true, it's worse than sad.