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Monday, August 14

Happy Release Day! Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) Is Out!

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

I’m so excited to announce my newest book in the Skill Builders series, Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means), officially releases today.

Understanding Conflict
follows the same in-depth study of conflict that I did in my Understanding Show, Don’t Tell book. It looks at the various aspects of conflict, what affects conflict, and some common problems and misconceptions found with conflict—with plenty of examples.

It’s available in paperback and ebook formats at these retailers:

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound

Ebook: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Inktera | Chapters/!ndio

And a quick note…all of my writing books are now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Books-A-Million, Chapters/!ndio, Kobo, Inktera, and various indie booksellers.

For a sneak peek, head over to Mystery Writing Is Murder for my guest post on What Conflict Really Means. Over the next month, I’ll be stopping by some of my favorite writing blogs to chat about conflict. I’ll let you know where and when!

Until then, here’s the book’s blurb:

Do you struggle with creating conflict in your novel? You don't have to.

Janice Hardy, award-winning author and founder of the popular writing site, Fiction University, takes you deep inside one of the most important aspects of storytelling--conflict. She'll help you understand what conflict really is, discuss the various aspects of conflict, and reveal why common advice on creating conflict doesn't always work.

With in-depth analysis and easy-to-understand examples, Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) looks at how to develop and create conflict in your novel. It also explores the things that affect conflict (such as tension), and the misconceptions that confuse and frustrate so many writers.

This book will help you:
  • Understand what conflict means and how to use it
  • Tell the difference between external and internal conflicts
  • See why conflict isn't a "one size fits all" solution
  • Determine the type of conflict your story needs
  • Fix lackluster scenes holding your writing back

Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means) is more than just advice on what to do and what not to do—it’s a down and dirty road map to how conflict works, designed to help you create the right conflict for whatever genre you're writing. By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid understanding of what conflict means and the ability to use it to craft strong and compelling fiction.

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound

Ebook: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Inktera | Chapters/!ndio


  1. Just got my Amazon ebook. Will be sure to leave a review. Really appreciate your work. Thank you. :)