A More Difficult Triple F…

How was your week? I’ve been pixels-deep in editing (although I was actually able to fire off a fiction submission yesterday, which was cool).

All right, it’s Friday, and for those of you who don’t know, welcome to Triple F, and Fabulous Fiction Friday.

I’ve been thinking about difficult technology can be, and then I realized that things that start out difficult can become easy. And before that, I’d gone to Staples and checked out a laptop. They have a button they like to press on all their commercials, and I think I’ve already done a prompt on that kind of thing, so I decided to do the opposite.

So for Triple F, here it is:

Write a story with a character who does something, of their own free will, to make a task or situation more difficult.

Maybe a bit crazy, I know. But challenges can be good. “Of their own free will” means they know what they’re doing, and want to have that challenge.

What could we do? That is, if we skipped the idea about time-traveling to the past with our previous intellect intact? That’s something I’ve already done here. Even though that wasn’t part of Triple F.

Okay, we could:

Make it so that a character is obsessed with perfection, and testing themselves–like a robot who wants to get the highest A.I. score possible for his aptitude tests (how and why would be up to you, of course).

Or in a fantasy setting, a prince wants to debate three opponents from rival kingdoms–just to prove to his father the king he’s up to the challenge. Is it only about that though, or is a princess behind this in some way?

A more important thing to consider here is, is this more difficult situation temporary? Why would someone want to have something be more difficult?

Are they only perceiving something is more difficult, when it really isn’t, because they’ve missed a step, or a detail?

This is the third week of February 2015. March is going to be here soon.

Make it an awesome weekend with good memories, all right?

Until next week,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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