I just got this in my inbox yesterday. I think it's relevant to this thread, if not... I apologize.
8 Elements to Nailing Your Plot and Owning NaNo from Kristen Lamb's blog. She starts off with having active rather than passive goals (ie go on a quest to save the princess vs. wrap the princess up in bubble wrap and protect her from the evil thing) and goes on with what makes good stakes, etc.
OMG the Chuck Wendig thing is amazing! I had bought his book 500 ways to write harder when it was on sale, and I like bookmarked that section & added a note that said read this every time before you start plotting. I like his stuff anyway, but I always forget to go back to his site for inspiration/whatever. I know I'm supposed to post something useful for creating conflict, but I really just wanted to gush about that post.
K. So umm... So that I'm not just spamming the thread with my gushing, here's an old, but very useful one from Holly Lisle on conflict. Kill the Conflict Argument which I apparently remembered from her newsletter & is not actually on her site anymore, so linked from someone else's site. :-D
tyess: Hello. So... what has happened this year?
Jun 5, 2019 14:03:00 GMT
mim: I wrote smut to amuse myself, but it forgot to become smut. They ended up fighting instead of in bed. Which was a problem when they were fanfic characters on a site too, actually...
Jun 10, 2019 3:52:14 GMT
Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍: Well, you know what they say about how fight scenes and the other f word scenes are very similar-- they both involve lots of action. >
Jun 16, 2019 4:57:18 GMT
Corvid: hey gang! just shouting to say HELLO & i hope to produce Content and be more active in this community in the near future
Jul 17, 2019 21:00:21 GMT