Friday, May 09, 2008

Conflict

First of all, thanks to everyone who weighed in on the photo decision! I appreciate your input.


Conflict drives the story. How big and how multi-faceted the conflict is determines the scope of the story. Is your conflict big enough to sustain an entire 100 page novel? A 300 page novel? Making the conflict bigger does not have to involve saving the world or life or death issues. It can be just as effective having your character be forced to cross their own personal boundaries and the issues and conflict surrounding that.

4 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Nice! I like it!
(But I have to admit when I saw "Craft tip of the week" I half expected to need my pinking shears).

Robin L said...

LOL, PJ! No, I save my pinking shears for revisions. ;-)

But clearly I'll need to come up with a new name!

PJ Hoover said...

You know, taking pinking shears to a manuscript during revisions does create a nice visual! I'll have to keep this in mind!

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