Category Archives: Conflict

That Time I Realized I Was Actually Both Characters…

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been back and forth with my designer for a re-release on one of my books (which should be coming up here soon, I hope). Stay tuned for that. Let’s get to it. A … Continue reading

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What An Old-Style Gaming Console Taught Me About Writing

“How do I always end up with my hands inside taken-apart electronics?” my brother asked me. I don’t know, really. He takes computers apart for fun, cleaning, and what-have-ya. But it provided great training for me. Even though this wasn’t … Continue reading

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What’s Your Problem?

If I walked up to you and said that, what would you think? It would depend on the situation. If I didn’t know you, you might think I was trying to annoy you. If you and I were good friends, … Continue reading

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How One Word And an Emoticon Shook Up My Outlook on Life

I decided to continue the Facebook motif from yesterday’s post (you can read that here.) A few months back, I was on Facebook, and I saw a status from another friend of mine about replying to the status and he … Continue reading

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Fiction File: What a Disney Movie Taught Me About Conflict

I watched a movie that really brought home the essence of the different types of conflict for me. I can’t remember why I watched it. The movie was The Cheetah Girls. I don’t remember very much about it, only my impressions. A … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Every Story Needs a Dose of…

Remember the post about plot and the Big Three? I said I’d write a post about the secret ingredient that makes people think about writing stories, or get excited about ideas. That’s today. Let’s get to it. You’ve got a … Continue reading

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Why Fairy Tales Are Bad–And What Copywriters and Fiction Writers Can Do About It

I’ve come across some strange opinions in my life, and one that made sense, after hearing a good explanation, is that fairy tales aren’t compelling stories. Now, fairy tales do teach life lessons and moral values, and I think some … Continue reading

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