Plot Driven

Every Friday night I post a term of soap opera jargon and its definition.

Plot Driven – Also written Plot-Driven. Plot Driven is used as a criticism of soap operas. While most narrative genres are focused on plot like: farm boy finds out family heritage and magic abilities and uses them to blew up evil space station OR retired detective is pulled back into detecting when everyone is set up to think a murdered man is a fat man instead of a thin man. Soap Operas are an exception to this. While plots are important in soap operas more important is the character development and interaction. So when characters are forced to do things out of character or if the focus is on quickly accomplishing plot rather than focused on the characters, that soap is said to be currently plot driven.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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