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Friday, May 5

On the Road: An Easy Way to Create Conflict in Your Novel

By Janice Hardy @Janice_Hardy

I'm over at Romance University today, sharing a fun and easy way to create conflict in your novel. Come on over and say hello!

Here's a sneak peek:
One of the first posts I ever wrote for RU (way back in 2013), was on seven ways to create conflict. I thought it might be fun to expand on one of those ways, so today, let’s agree to disagree.

A common misconception with conflict is that is has to be antagonistic. Characters should fight, argue, and plot against each other in the worst ways, but this is just one of the many ways in which you can create trouble in your novel. It’s also one of the least interesting, because with most antagonistic fights, there’s one right side and one wrong side. Usually, the protagonist is on the right side, so all we’re really doing is writing an argument readers already agree with–which might work for reality TV, but it’s not as much fun in a novel.  (read the rest here)

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