Monday, May 31, 2010

Creating Internal Conflict

The writer can’t just tell ... must dramaticize values, choices, attitudes via ....
  • Actions
  • Thoughts
  • Dialogue
  • Backstory
  • Exposition – explain after you have SHOWN the impact; only to show new perspective
    • May appear detached, slow the pace
    • Must punch, to elevate from surrounding story (formal, figurative) – do not break tone
  • Emotion
 Avoid character contradictions (that stretch credibility).

 Gems from Nancy Kress in Write Great Fiction.

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