“Prowler” by Elizabeth Tallent is a character driven story. It is very clear from the beginning of the story that “Prowler” is a character driven story. There is no way it could be a plot driven story because there is no clear plot except for the divorce. The way she develops her characters is not through words but through actions. There actually isn’t too much dialogue. Although we only get to see the mind of one character, Dennis, we still get to fully get a grasp of Dennis’ character and woes. Even thought we can read his thought process, Tallent does a wonderful job of showing and not telling the characters and their progress and development and relationship with the other characters.
I actually like character driven stories. Therefore I would probably incorporate a lot character driven plots in my writing compared to other perspectives. However, I will still keep an open mind and try other points of views and techniques.