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Tag Archives: conflict
When Do You Start The Story?
Writers in the Storm welcomes Shannon Donnelly back, as this month, she gives us some great tips on starting in the right spot. by Shannon Donnelly When Do You Start The Story? This is a good question—and maybe the hardest … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Inspiration Tagged conflict, Writers in the Storm, Writing Inspiration 38 Comments
Is Your Conflict Strong Enough?
Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Look for Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month. (Here are the links for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) Kara … Continue reading
Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy
by Fae Rowen I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for people who will survive and grow in that world. My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have … Continue reading
Do Your Characters Fight in a Way That Advances Your Story?
by Jenny Hansen Today we’re going to open a discussion here at WITS about how your characters fight. Some of my posse from More Cowbell, who also hang out here, have heard the terms “dirty” and “clean” fighting. Those of … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged character, conflict, fighting, Jenny Hansen, relationships, Writers in the Storm, writing 25 Comments
Plot Fixer: Part 3 — A Lack of Goals
Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Kara is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than sixty novels of romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin and Random House. AND she’s a … Continue reading
Dialogue is King
By Tiffany Lawson Inman In theatre, dialogue is king. It is the lifeline of the story. Character’s lines bouncing back and forth between each other. Confiding, conspiring, commiserating, coercing, or caring. Dialogue works to create emotion, conflict, show character, and … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Miscellaneous, Tiffany Lawson Inman Tagged 77 Secrets to writing YA Fiction that sells, action, backstory, Characters, conflict, Darkness My Old Friend, dialogue, Directing Diolgue, Fighting in Fiction, From Madness to Method, Lawson Writer's Academy, Lisa Unger, Naked Editor, scenes, subtext, theatre techniques, Tiffany Lawson Inman, voice, Writers in the Storm 31 Comments
The Drama Bomb – Drop it!
Please Welcome Mario Acevedo to WITS – he’s a best selling novelist and instructor over at the Lawson Academy, so you know he knows what he’s talking about! Here he is: Mario here: I’ve been invited to share a little … Continue reading
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Plot vs. Character: The Other Side of The Story OR Plot vs Character: WITS Bloggers Throw It Down!
by Fae Rowen Before we get started, I’d like to announce the winner of a six-pack of my cards. Janel is the lucky commenter. Janel, if you would e-mail Writers in the Storm with your mailing address, I’ll send your … Continue reading
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Add Conflict to your Story with a Down & Dirty Fight
by Jenny Hansen Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’m looking forward to hearing Linda O. Johnston, one of our new bloggers, talk about “What Makes a Great Mystery” for this week’s Sensational Summer Friday. Today we’re going to talk about Dirty Fighting. … Continue reading