Push Your LUC
Writers have a lot of tools to draw on when working on stories. One of the coolest is the Law of Unintended Consequences, or LUC.
LUC can come into play at any point in a narrative, but it can be particularly helpful when trying to work out a sticky ending, or when filling in the gaps between exciting scenes. Finding tidbits earlier in the story where the Muse set up events that could create either unplanned roadblocks or resources for the characters can be incredibly satisfying. It can also be a huge relief when you discover that there actually is a way for your characters to escape without needing to have a chainsaw hiding in their pants leg.
One of Holly’s students was checking her story for LUC, but it seemed overwhelming especially since she wasn’t sure she quite had the concept right. HTTS members are invited to login and join the conversation, sharing your own insights into the Law of Unintended Consequences.