ISBW #374 – Writing conflict with two facets (at least)
We are back to basics this week with conflict and what tools you need in your toolbox to create strong characters and plots. Show notes ahoy!
- I credit one of the things that is making me consistent lately to taking ADHD meds for the first time. Yay, mental health!
- Been feeling invisible lately. It’s not too terribly bad, but it’s strange. I can’t go into details, but dang, it’s not a good feeling.
- I started a new book! Alasdair Stuart code named it SPACE MEAT DINER for me. I probably will not submit the book under this title. Current wordcount (including proposal parts) 7706.
- Main Topic: Conflict!
- Characters work best with an internal conflict to make fighting the external conflict harder.
- Internal conflicts include: phobias (India Jones and snakes), flaws (Hamlet’s hubris), or basic human weaknesses (inability to address your own needs, like unrequited love).
- Internal conflict will shape how the character deals with the other conflicts you put in their story.
We will see you in two weeks for a feedback show. Next week I will have a new Ditch Diggers for you!
(I have managed a weekly show for a while now! WOW! My audio is not the best in this show, but I think I’ve figured out what is wrong and next one should be different.)