Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: MJ Bush

Inner conflict is essential.

Without inner conflict your protagonist never fully engages with the plot.

In effect, he can skate through the events of your story. He might get hit by a wave or two, but he never goes beyond the surface.

It doesn’t take on deeper meaning to him.

And that means it doesn’t take on deeper meaning for your readers.

Inner conflict and complex characters go hand-in-hand.

Complexity, the weaving together of a new soul, creates openings for inner conflict. Without complexity, inner turmoil has no purchase in that character.

Without that riptide of inner conflict, your character remains flat, no matter how many layers you add.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How to Create a DIY Book Trailer — Guest: Angela Quarles | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  2. Anoint Your Character with Inner Conflict, A Master Technique
  3. Writers On The Move: Your Main Character's Job Is to Fall to the Bottom of a Deep Pit of TROUBLE
  4. 5 Stages of Grief When Bad Things Happen to Beloved Characters - BOOK RIOT
  5. 4 Tips for Writing About Unfamiliar Character Issues - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  6. The Kill Zone: Listening to Your Characters
  7. "Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes:  via @YouTube
  8. Why Lies Create Interesting Characters | Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: So Now You're a Screenwriter...
  9. Succeed At Writing: Taming the Inner Critic
  10. What Is a Developmental Editor? What Can You Expect?
  11. ThrillWriting: "911, What is your Emergency?" - Emergency Communications Information for Writers
  12. Author, Jody Hedlund: 3 Techniques to Keep in Mind When Setting the Stage
  13. How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools | Social Media Examiner
  14. Self-Publishers Looking for Book Design inspiration Can Find it in the History of Printing — The Book Designer
  15. Writer Unboxed » Why Every 1st Novel Should Be a Ghost Story
  16. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Self-Published Author Backpack Of Resources
  17. 34 Blogging Topics Just for Writers - Social Media Just for Writers
  18. Self-Hosting Your Author Website: Why and How to Do It | Jane Friedman
  19. To Follow—or Not to Follow—Your Heart as a Novelist? by Stacey Aaronson | Author Entrepreneurship Magazine
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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