Wednesday, October 14, 2015



The technique of making things worse for your character is a running theme in the writing process. It is what we need to make the reader worry and care about the character, but when we love our characters, hurting them is hard to do. Yet, when we read a true story of struggle and victory it inspires us.

As you look for more meaningful ways to Throw rocks at your character, I thought you might find inspiration in the story of Michaela DePrince, Orphan Number 27. Her saga reminds us that even in real life when rocks are thrown, victory can come and make way for one to be Mighty.





5 comments:

Liz A. said...

That's a great quote about throwing rocks. It is hard to create problems for you MC, but it does make the victories all the sweeter.

Crystal Collier said...

I'm all for throwing rocks, but occasionally authors go overboard and then I just want to throw rocks at them. The rocks are great, but they really have to be the right ones.

diedre Knight said...

Since conflicts are one of the most galvanizing elements, I do believe that at least some are necessary. I find it easier to pick on some characters more than others - ha!

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

Dunno if I ROTE before...
yet, I'm gonna wanna do it
once moe to decrease the Clinton-death-count...

Cool. You RITE. Gotta lotta subliminal sub/dudes on our bloggs.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

freeOcharge, of course...

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