13 January 2013

Conflict, Tension, Suspense and / or Curiosity

You introduced a broad view of the setting of your story in Prompt #2. In response to the first six prompts you created conflict, tension, suspense and / or curiosity in action scene(s) that involve an antagonist and a romance character, no backstory, and shows what the protagonist does when blocked from her short term goal. A bit of mystery draws the reader to want to know what's up. Without revealing answers and keeping the action moving forward now you can ground the story on a deeper and more intimate level in Prompt #7 without slowing down the story or losing the interest of your reader.

Today, I write.

The survey results from Twitter and Facebook are in. The confidence exudes from the many writers who love to write unabashedly and proudly, quietly and fiercely fills me with hope. The admission by other writers that they feel all three about writing feels real and raw and often tortured. 

Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a more loving relationship with your writing. If you falter, wondering what comes next or what to write next in your story, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing for that spot in a story with a plot.

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