Oh look. Kristin is saying we need more conflict. Darnit, NO! NO CONFLICT! Seriously, though, this is what I struggle with. That I, go ahead, say it, am conflicted with.

There are two essential components all great writers possess and unfortunately these are highly unnatural abilities. Most of us have to hone and refine and strengthen these skills because they are so counter to human nature. First, most humans run from conflict. Great writers go straight for it. Secondly, most humans really don’t pay attention […]

via The Girl on The Train & Two Critical Elements of ALL Great Stories — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

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