in one graphic Grant Snider has summed up Conflict in Literature in a delightful comic: Lisa Three of my favorite books presented themselves, one for each era: Classical - Till We Have Faces (Man vs God) Modern - The Gammage … Continue reading →
There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey? Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harr
The 4 Pillars of Strong Characters: Building on the Cornerstones and Taking Your Characters (and Plot!) to the Next Level - The Four Pillars of Strong Characters are: The Desire, the Strength, the Inner Conflict, and the Character Theme.
Conflict – the foundation of every novel bled onto the page. Without it, your book flatlines harder than the grim reaper. No self-respecting book doctor will even attempt to resuscitate it. A… (Get Him Back Writing Prompts)
If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping