This month we’ll go over conflict and how to use it in our stories. Conflict in a story can be easily identified as anything that goes against what the main or POV character wants. For example, stepping on a tack on the way to the fridge for a glass of water is conflict. A potential lover saying no to a date is conflict. While those are all negative examples, conflict can be positive, too.
Workshops for Writers: Using Themes and Thematic Statements
Thinking about the central idea or theme in our work will help us push our stories further and make our metaphors and imagery ring truer. Themes also help the pieces of our story connect. Knowing the themes and thematic statement dominant in our story will help us make decisions about what is going to strengthen our stories and what is going to weaken our stories.
Workshops for Writers — Endings
I wanted to offer writers another way to grow and learn. That’s when it hit me! I have TONS of workshops in my library that I created for my writing group that I can bring over here and share with writers. These workshops can be done solo, with a partner, or in a group. Every Friday, there’ll be a new workshop on a new topic. First up, writing endings.
New Course All About Scenes!
Learn everything there is to know about the basics of scene work in Scene Crafting 101. The scene crafting course is for writers who want to further their knowledge of scenes by actively studying and working on them in a self-paced online setting.
What You Need to Know About Writing Scenes
I’m a reader before I’m a writer, so I crave better scenes in all the stories I come across. So, here are all my articles available on scenes in one place. In each article, I push past the basic advice of there are only a set number of scenes or they have to happen in a particular type of order. What I teach are the functioning parts of scenes and how you can use them to heighten your story.
Ultimate Writing Resource
I’ve joined up with best-selling authors like Jay Thorne, David Farland, and over a dozen others to participate in Writer’s Craft 3.0. It’s the one-stop resource guide for any serious or professional writer and this is the last time it’ll be on sale!