Monday, November 25, 2013

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By: K.M. Weiland

If a little of the right kind of conflict is good for your story, then how much fun can you get out of doubling your story’s conflict? The answer: oodles.

Your Story’s Conflict: The Standard Variety

The basic premise of story conflict boils down to a simple equation:

 Goal + Obstacle = Conflict.

Your character wants something in the story overall and each specific scene. But thanks to the obstacles provided by the antagonistic force, the character has trouble reaching that goal.

That’s the essence of plot right there. No story can run without that fuel in its engine. Every time your character’s pursuit of his goal is even partially stymied, he must dream up new ways of moving forward in his pursuit. And, just like that, a story is born.

Your Story’s Conflict: The Deluxe Variety

But why stop there? Readers love layers. Let’s try a more complicated equation:

To read the rest of the post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. LinkedIn Introduces Showcase Pages: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  2. 5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence
  3. 3 Things You Need for a Successful Book - Rachelle Gardner
  4. Book Marketing: The Basics | Scratch Magazine
  5. Fifteen Steps to Get Novel On the Page | Ninie Hammon
  6. 89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life | Author Media
  7. Crafting Fabulous Fiction: Arcs of Artifacts
  8. Understanding Book Distribution Part 2: Direct Sales of Ebooks | Book Marketing Strategies and Tips For Authors
  9. Do You Need a Social Media Manager? by Kate Tilton — The Book Designer
  10. 40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers
  11. Challenging Assumptions: Pricing Frontlist Like Backlist and Backlist Like Frontlist | Failure Ahoy!
  12. The Daring Novelist: Artisan Writers - Rewarding Loyal Readers vs. Luring New Ones
  13. Timeline: A Brief History of Publishing - GalleyCat
  14. InkSpot: Interviewing Characters to Get to Know Them
  15. Karen Woodward: Writing A Scene That Works
  16. How I Plan a Book, Part 3: Scene-Level Planning | Susan Dennard
  17. Do You Do This Common Mistake When You Start Working on Your Tasks?
  18.  Writer Unboxed » These Two Things That Bella Andre Said Will Make You Rethink Your Life as an Author
  19. How to Double Your Story's Conflict in Seconds - Helping Writers Become Authors
  20. New ways to search on Twitter | Twitter Blogs
  21. Julie Musil: Characterization 101: Anti-Heroes
  22. How To Brainstorm New Writing Ideas | C H Griffin
  23. ▶ How to Create and Promote Quality Linkbait Posts - YouTube
  24. My Top 5 Blogging Blunders You Can Avoid : @ProBlogger
  25. Jennifer Represents...: On Diversity and Character Depth
  26. Writability: Write the Next Book
  27. Writers' Tics Those dastardly things that slip into our writing when we’re not looking
  28. The Art of the Amazon Sale: Improving Rankings, Selling More Books, and Gaining Exposure | Lindsay Buroker 

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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