Fictional Relationships

There's another type of conflict that I consider important enough to get it's own sub-category within internal and external conflict when I'm thinking through my writing, and that's relationship conflict. With any of the Romance genres, this is especially important to establish and work through. Honestly, I think it's just as important with any character-driven … Continue reading Fictional Relationships

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Writing Conflict

We've talked about writing sympathetic characters, writing three-dimensional characters, and giving our characters pasts. All of these things are meant to create characters that readers can truly connect to in one way or another. Writing conflict is what activates the connection we've established. If a character sits around doing nothing, there is no story. If … Continue reading Writing Conflict

Writing Three Dimensional Characters

We're delving deeper into characters this week with a look at...delving deeper into characters 🙂 No matter how many sympathetic choices you show a character making, readers can't really connect to a character if there's nothing of substance to connect with. As readers, we say that characters are sometimes flat or shallow. Usually, in those … Continue reading Writing Three Dimensional Characters

Multiple Realities

The first story arc in the world of The Summer Park Psychics is completed, but there’s much more in store for that universe. I’m not sure when I’ll be writing those stories, but I know it will happen eventually. Partly because I’m still living with one foot in their world. I’ve written about tracking fictional … Continue reading Multiple Realities