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Thursday, August 17

On the Road: Conflict Isn't Just about the Fighting

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

I'm over at Jami Gold's blog today, talking about one of the common misconceptions with conflict. Come on over and say hello!

Here's a sneak peek:
Conflict is a tricky thing. It’s vital to stories, and used all the time by writers everywhere, but it’s one of the more misunderstood elements of writing out there.

It’s a pain in the butt that makes us want to bash our heads against our keyboards on a regular basis, and even makes us want to curl up and cry in the corner. I’ve been there myself, so I know how frustrating it can be (which is why I wrote a book to help my fellow writers avoid some of that frustration and keyboard-bashing).

Creating conflict isn’t that hard once you figure out what it means and how it applies to your novel. Realizing it isn’t a one-size-fits-all means you’ll be able to find the right conflict to suit your need, no matter what that need is. You’ll know how to parse feedback and how to diagnose your own manuscripts to spot trouble areas before they become problems. (read the rest here)

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