Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

More on conflict December 19, 2009

Filed under: Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 12:06 am

Just found this fun  quiz to tell whether a story has enough conflict!

Loads of fab articles there, including a series by Melissa James I read then lost when her site went down. Can’t think how I didn’t discover this sooner.


5 Responses to “More on conflict”

  1. Oh dear… just did the test. May as well give up now 😦

  2. waitingforthecall Says:

    LOL, me too! Once I decide which of these pairs of characters I want to write about, I’m going to spend all weekend getting a good grip on their conflcit. It’s all still waaaaaaay too external for all of them.

  3. Amy Strnad Says:

    Thanks for this, Jane!! It’s perfect!!!


  4. Robyn Says:

    Jane, I just scored really well for Ren and Cole. Although I might just have my rose coloured glasses on…

    Can I have a bonus point for Q3??


  5. waitingforthecall Says:

    Robyn, you get bonus points for whichever question you want! That story is fab!

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