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Week #1 - PlotPrewriting should be done in stages. Sometimes these stages happen at the same time; sometimes not. Most deviants create their characters as they're working out their plot, which is good for names and basics. But more in depth character development should be done away from plotting. Questioning your characters and your setting after you've developed the plot may fill in plot holes or make you see them better.
Which brings us to the topic at hand: Prewriting in Stages. Also known as plotting like a Grim.
This week we're going to start with plot, because any story should be based on its plot; characters, setting and motivation should all work to advance the plot.
Obviously, you'll need a premise. This could be a theme you'd like to express in the story, or simply the outcome of a story. Either way, it's the most important part of the story. It's what your characters will be movin
Creating ConflictThou shalt have conflict on every page
Adding conflict to your story is just as important as tension and character development. It adds tension to a story by creating a level of uncertainty. The reader knows there are two opposing forces, and has no choice but to keep reading in order to find out who will succeed. Conflict keeps readers turning pages. Conflict can happen on many levels, and I’m not talking about fist fights and car chases. The kind we’re going to look at today is the conflict between two characters, also known as relationship conflict.
But what if I’m not writing a romance?
Whoa, back right up. Relationship conflict and romance are not mutually inclusive. Every story that has two or more characters will experience some degree of relationship conflict. This can be jealousy among friends, disagreements between partners, suspicion amongst allies, and of course, all out war between rivals. There are man
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