External Conflict

I’ve heard it said that when you apply pressure to something, you find out what’s on the inside.  It’s a bit of a gory analogy, but when it comes to storytelling, it fits.  Jessica Brody agrees that internal conflicts and character needs are revealed as they encounter external challenges.  Chuck Wendig also mentions the need […]

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Imagine you’re at the autopsy of a close friend after a long and happy life.  (Morbid way to start a blog, I know, but bear with me.)  The doctor doing the autopsy looks down at you and says, “I can tell your friend was considerate.  Look at how healthy her colon was.” You seem a […]

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