So far I have managed to get a few gems of conflict within my pages based off of characters’ profiles. Remember the blog post I did in July 2011 on creating characters first to get a story? Well, you still need a main idea/theme/some kind of thread to pull all of that together and Lord knows this has been gnawing at my mind for some time. So here are some writing roads I have experienced while creating my novel-hopefully these would help you, or if you have other ideas you can help me!
First, my major characters involve a playboy and a young woman who is quite confused. They both have friends/past/internal and external conflicts and these are what forged new seeds for a plot. This new plot could be changed because each character is wearing a “mask” so to speak and that is where the irony comes in…maybe this could work?
Second, once I saw a thread forming I just ran with the story.
Third; I have some fears as I write. As usual, while clicking away on the keyboard, I enjoy the story. But will others? Some pages seem to have the character moving along the same setting(school-home-school-home, a picnic?) Does this seem boring? The conflict is the exciting part…should settings matter at all?
Will I want to read it?
When I am done I have ro reread with fresh eyes. This is the beauty of creating stories.
What do you think?