531 Words, Nice little conflict

My hero, having underestimated my heroine’s attention to detail, has just discovered that what he thought would be a comment of no importance has given her the ammo she needs to hunt him down.

Writing went beautifully tonight. And, fried, I’m going to call it a night on that progress.

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6 comments… add one
  • Tori Jun 22, 2009 @ 15:43

    Holly- Then I am very glad I am taking this course. When it comes to the conflict I create…it just never seems that important to the story I wish to tell. And then I am left feeling disappointed in myself and my writing.

    Mar- Thank you. It makes me feel better knowing that there is hope for my writing and maybe possibly I am not the only one with such struggles.

  • Holly Lisle Jun 22, 2009 @ 14:13

    Texanne—I slept wonderfully. 😀 A good writing night does seem to help.

    Tori—Think Sideways digs heavily into creating conflict, which far from being a little detail, is Job #1 for the writer.

    Mar—:D It surprised me. I love it when that happens.

    And Jim, it’s DTD, short for Dreaming the Dead. That typeface is small, and having it all caps the way I do doesn’t help much. I know better… I just didn’t have room on the line for the whole project name.

  • Jim Shannon Jun 22, 2009 @ 4:09

    Hi Holly, your 3rd progress meter “OTO” or does it read “DTD”? its kind of hard to read with these tired old eyes 🙂

  • MarFisk Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:45

    Sounds like one of those killer moments, Holly.

    And Tori, Thinking Sideways does help work out ways to discover more conflict in your stories.

  • Tori Jun 21, 2009 @ 23:58

    I wish my stories had this much conflict Holly! Maybe taking your writing course could possibly help me with this little detail.

  • Texanne Jun 21, 2009 @ 23:40

    Yes. It is always best to fall asleep with a victory fresh in your mind. Peace.

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