Conflict—Your Story's Main CourseWelcome! During the month of April, we are going to be exploring how to deal with CONFLICT in fiction.
CONFLICT is the Turkey in a Turkey dinner. Without it, the rest of the meal just seems blah and pointless. All the other side dishes are there to complement the Turkey. This culinary visual is to demonstrate how conflict is essential to your story. Without conflict you have no story, just a string of mundane events that will quickly bore your readers. It’s also the toughest story element for many of us to deal with because we spend so much of our lives trying to avoid conflict.
So how do we put conflict into our story? We can’t just go to the market and buy it, like a turkey. We have to tromp through the proverbial woods and hunt it down when we are first developing our story idea. You'll want to stay posted all month for tips on how to deal with conflict in your story.
Along with our award-winning Wet Noodle Posse authors, we have a star-studded line-up of guest bloggers, including bestselling authors Jo Beverley (whose new book, A Lady's Secret, is out today!), Susan Gable, Anna Campbell, Tawny Weber, and Christie Kelley. You won't want to miss a single day!
We will be giving away a signed copy of a Jo Beverley novel on the 24th to a lucky participant, but you must comment to enter. So please plan to join us all month long and bring your questions and comments to our knowledgeable group of writers.