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The Heart of Goal-Motivation-Conflict

By Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Bridge Closed

We all know the Big Three elements that keep a story engaging. A character has a goal, which they want to achieve because of some motivation, and while trying to reach it, they run into some conflict.… Read the post

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Beguile Your Readers with Tension, Suspense, and Conflict

Part One

Some of if not the most important storytelling concepts a writer needs to understand are the concepts of tension, suspense, and conflict in stories. Those three things can captivate your audience and keep them turning pages. However, the concepts overlap enough to cause confusion.… Read the post

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Stop Wasting Your Marketing Money, Time, and Energy

By Lisa Norman

money and time being wasted

Do you hate marketing?

Great! I have good news for you: everything we know about marketing is changing, except for one thing: the core best practices. Things that have always been true are still true. All the hacks and elaborate technological hoops are moving and shifting, but I’d like to suggest that this is the best thing that could happen for writers.… Read the post

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Resources for Writing Great Emotional Conflict

by Jenny Hansen

Happy, sad and neutral emoticons on instant print transfer photographs hanging on a clothesline

The universe has been pushing me to think about emotions this month. First, it was the comments section of Sandy Vaile's post (One Amazing Perspective Shift to Make Scene Writing Easier). Then, I watched an ad with a marital counselor who claimed he could cure all marital conflicts by helping couples communicate using Hard or Soft emotions.… Read the post

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Creating Wow Power in Your First Paragraph!

by Margie Lawson

editing in the WOW factor

You’ve probably rewritten your first sentence and first paragraph more times than any other lines in your WIP. And still, it’s possible they could carry more emotion. It’s possible they could carry more power.

Which is why you’re here!… Read the post

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