Conflict can be boiled down to somebody wants something, but then… This is the fuel that drives the machine of your story.
Tag: Kristen Lamb
Jul 01 2009
I would wager that most of us do not sit up all night thinking of ways to treat our readers like they’re stupid. Yet, it does happen, and many times I believe it is a very innocent mistake. It’s as if we get so wrapped up in our story that we mentally stumble in that brief span from synapse to keyboard, and inadvertently end up treating our readers like they need a drool cup.
Jun 24 2009
Today’s blog will help you give life to great characters. How? By teaching you not to kill them.
Jun 17 2009
P.O.V. used properly can create entire worlds, and breathe life into characters. Used improperly, it can make your reader feel as if she is being held hostage on a Tilt-a-Whirl—not good.
Jun 11 2009
To believe college English constitutes proper schooling for commercial fiction is like saying Home Economics is proper training for a chef.