A2P - Writing Conflict Hurts

Writing conflict hurts – not just because it makes your characters suffer, but also because it’s painful to create and carry through on the page.  However, conflict drives story and holds an editor’s attention, which means it sells books. Conflict also entices readers to turn the page, which helps create a satisfying experience (plus repeat purchases). Bring a story idea to this interactive course and learn how to build, refine or edit your stories by creating compelling conflict and stronger plots, one element at a time. Takeaways include: Developing story goals that are hindered by conflict How to deepen character and create emotionally satisfying endings Better understanding of internal and external conflict The “bumpers” that keep your characters acting consistently Conflict that catches the attention of editors and agents Summarizing and presenting your finished or developing story, including synopses, taglines and product descriptions


About the Presenter

Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. A hybrid author, Melinda has over 60 titles published or sold, including 40 works to Harlequin and five to Grand Central Forever, mostly sweet romance and sweet romantic comedy. One of her books, – Dandelion Wishes –, was made into a 2020 TV movie – Love in Harmony Valley. She recently came to grips with the fact that she’s an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than movies made from her books or jet-setting on a potty.

When
6/1/2021 - 6/30/2021

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