The Heart of Fiction: Conflict
I’ll make a confession here: It took me a long, long time to learn how to create a decent plot for a novel. I shared some thoughts on the subject in a guest column for a Writer’s Digest blog. Here’s a link:
I got to your blog page by following the link from the guest article over at Writers’ Digest and am trying to figure out how to subscribe to your blog to get email updates. I’ll figure it out eventually.
While taking advice is not my strong suit, I greatly appreciated your succinct suggestion that conflict drives the story. Thanks for putting in excellent examples of conflict. Examples are a good thing.
I just found you through your blog on the Writer’s Digest site – great info! I’m heading to my local Barnes & Noble store this afternoon to get one of your books, assuming they’re still in stock :o)
Coincidentally I just finished a wonderful writing book, “PLOT versus CHARACTER” by Jeff Gerke. I would recommend it to any writer, published or not – it has a wealth of information and explains how you can develop both plot and characters in your book.
Thanks again for your blog.