Hello, lovelies! Today I have a post about plot bunnies and how to care for them! Wel,, let’s get started, shall we?
What is a plot bunny?
Plot bunnies are those little sparks of imagination you get when brainstorming for a book. They come in a wide range of breeds, sizes, and fluffiness.
(yes plots can be fluffy its a metaphor okay) Not to be confused with rabbits or bunnies, which are live animals that are very cute and obsessed with carrots.
What do you feed a plot bunny?
It depends on the size; a small plot bunny should be fed around 700 words per day, whilst a larger one might require 2k words or even 5k words every day.
What should I name my plot bunny?
You can name it whatever you want, as long as you stick to the rules. Those rules are:
- Start each word with a capital letter, except the articles. (e.x. I Flew on a Plane Tomorrow)
wait, that’s actually a cool title. like the main character can see the future or something. hold on while I sign the plot bunny adoption papers
- An exception to the above rule: If the article is at the beginning of the title, you can start it with a capital letter. (e.x. The Huntress ((my book title!)) )
And those are the only rules! They’re basically just grammatical rules, so you have a lot of room to be creative. Some tips:
- For a contemporary: name it one word (like Drama or Starfish)
- For an IM-themed book: name it like a text (like L8r, G8r or TTFN)
- For a modern twist on any book: name it after the main character (Like Old Yeller or Harry Potter)
What are some of the different breeds?
There are TONS of different breeds out there! A few of them include:
- Science fiction
- Action and Adventure
- Religion, Spirituality & New Age
- Prayer books
Sourced from: http://reference.yourdictionary.com/books-literature/different-types-of-books.html
Pick which one that you think suits you and your writing style. It is harder to keep and take care of a plot bunny that you don’t like. Which leads us to our next topic…
How do I take care of a plot bunny?
There are many methods, but this is the one I recommend. Nourish it every day, feed it according to the guide above and take it for Word Sprints once or twice a week for some exercise. Be creative and dress it up a little. Make sure to pay attention to it and don’t neglect it. But don’t let it stress you out. Which leads to our last topic…
I am hating and getting bored of my plot bunny, what do I do?
This is a red flag. Immediately take a break from it, adopt a different one and send yours to someone else to look after, or just not have a pet plot bunny for a bit. If you find that you love that other plot bunny even more, than it may be time to give up your other plot bunny. Immediately hand it over to someone who can take care of it and love it. For example, I put my plot bunny The Huntress Book 1: The Fallen aside and then went back to it. I also gave my other one, Mistery, up.
And that, my friends, is everything you need to know and more about plot bunnies. Good luck on taking care of them! If you want to meet some of my plot bunnies, click this link. See you next week!
Were these tips helpful? Do you own any plot bunnies?