I’ve read that the writer should not be concerned with the plot of the story when composing the draft. Instead, the writer should focus on how the story is formed through the diction and language procured. How you write about what’s happening to your characters is what keeps the reader interested.
I feel like I can compare the concept with films. You can watch a film, maybe an action film, where a slew of things are happening, explosions,etc. But there is nothing happening to the characters. There is where the art lies in my opinion. I find that my favorite films are dramas because they are not filled with the fluff of what’s easily detectable, like what’s found in your typical film. It takes discernment and judgment, and a creative route to telling the story.
What do you think?