Tag: conflict


Five Things Every Protagonist Needs Articles

You’re writing a book, and you have a main character you love. You take this character on a journey, and you think your plot is solid. All the hard work shows as you reread your story and give yourself a pat on the back. When you send your manuscript to beta readers or a critique group, you get feedback you weren’t expecting: Your protagonist is...

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Divas Rec: How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds Recs

How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds by K.M. Weiland This is not the first time I’ve recommended an article by K.M. Weiland, and it probably won’t be the last. She has some great articles. Conflict is one of those areas that I’ve noticed (myself included) that authors struggle with. How much is too much? What if my readers get mad at me because...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise challenges you to experiment with dialogue and write a conversation between two characters, but have one of them constantly misconstrue what the other is saying. There are so many possible ways to spin an exercise like this. You could choose to have it go dark and...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: #Nanowrimo Conflict: The Fuel Of Your Story By Bob Mayer   It’s November, and for many of us that means Nanowrimo. So what better to recommend to our readers than this article, #Nanowrimo Conflict: The Fuel Of Your Story, by Bob Mayer on his blog, Write on the River, to help authors understand and create believable conflict. In this article, Bob discusses the...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Elements of a Subplot   We have previously discussed the elements of plot, but I’m going to give you a quick refresher. There are five basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Exposition is back story. Rising action is the action leading up to the climax. This is where the story builds. The climax of the story...

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Recs

So, you got your manuscript back from your content editor, and the first thing she said was, “Where’s the conflict? Everyone’s too nice and perfect.” What do you do? Well, you’re in luck because this week the Divas recommend Tips to Maximize Conflict in Your Novel from social media expert and author Kristen Lamb, who is the author of We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social...

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