Finding the Friction

Sunday-RetrospecterLet’s face it – as writers we do terrible things to our characters.

It’s not that we really want to. It’s just that there’s really no story without some pretty significant conflict and pain for our characters.

One of the great things about having a community like this one is that we don’t have to think those terrible things up all by ourselves. There are lots of other writers here who are happy to help.

smiley-821993_1280Some time ago, one writer was looking for just the right kind of event that would cause a terminal friction between two of her characters. She’d had a similar event happen in real life, but was leery of making the event in her story too autobiographical. Asking for help on the forums yielded some wonderful, terrible options for her fictional friends.

Members of HTTS are welcome to login and visit the discussion about how a friendship might end.

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pearannoyedI'm currently writing furiously, with the intent of self-publishing. I'm only writing furiously because I'm mad at myself for not doing it sooner.... A Californian at heart, I currently reside in North Texas with one husband, two grown children, and a pair of neurotic dogs.View all posts by pearannoyed