Thursday, December 5, 2013

Conflict in Your Story

Does your story have enough conflict to keep the tension up and the reader interested?
“Try stuff. See what happens. Let the justification come later. Just continue to think trouble, trouble, trouble. Make it worse. Turn up the heat. That’s conflict, your best friend as a writer.” That is what Brian Klems’ post on the Writer’s Digest blog, “5 Tools for Building Conflict in Your Novel,” addresses.
He assigns five tools to help the writer who is struggling with conflict in the story. They are: “The
New Mexico
Novel Journal, Questions to be Answered, Dreams, Ongoing Mystery, and Guy with a Gun.” You might want to read this article if your story is lacking conflict.
And here’s some awesome stuff. Reading nooks. Do you have a favorite reading nook? I do. A very comfortable armchair by the fireplace. What’s yours? Take a look at these creative reading nooks on the Book Riot blog. Like I said – awesome!

“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.” – Bill Wheeler

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