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

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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

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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

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Ramp Up The Fight To Amp Up The Tension

by Jenny Hansen So you think you know how to fight dirty? Monday’s post explained the nuance of “clean fighting” and how to use it to your best advantage in your stories. Today, we’re gonna leave Mr. or Ms. Nicey-Nice … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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