Plot bunny: a story idea that refuses to go away until it is written. (source: Wikiwrimo)
A common pest in many novelists’ writerly gardens, plot bunnies are not confined to works of fiction.
They’ll show up any writer’s elbow to direct the creative flow in the direction they want. They have one job: to make you go off on as many tangents as possible.
You know how it goes. You start drafting your blog post with the best intentions. Next thing you know, your draft has devolved into recounting that one time in third grade when you saw your teacher spend the entire class period picking his nose.
Never went that far? Just me?
Okay then, moving on.
Blog plot bunnies don’t have to run amok and take your post with them. You can keep them at bay. You can even put them to work for you.