Making Trouble

I have to say one thing about scene creation I’ve seen over and over as I search for lessons on craft.  If you want to write a novel you have to make trouble for your main character.

You know, put him up a tree and throw rocks at him.  Two dogs and one bone.  You get the general picture.

It’s what novelists DO.

Period.

I found a Jewel by a master that explains the concept in a way that lets you get your head around it.  I just can’t say enough to recommend this to anyone wishing to understand an essential aspect of story-craft.

One more time.  I say again.  Essential Aspect.

But you know what?  With a little practice it can become a part of what you do naturally.

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Conflict and Suspense by James Scott Bell

Seriously, check it out.  Keep on writing.

 

 

BIC.

Ramblings

So.  Here we go.  This is to be an unworthy attempt at explaining something.  Maybe writing to try to produce a novel.

struggleMaybe even better would be a wholesale attempt to peddle my stuff.  To shamelessly pander my little words.  For those who might wonder about the writing of a novel, There is hope.  For those thinking about a successful novel, maybe not so much.

Still best of luck to us all.