“It took me to this place where you’re really on the edge of civilized conversation.
This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be out of date. However if there is one certainty as far as fiction goes, it is that opposites can create explosive conflict!
After all, if everyone in the scene “plays nice,” the story gets boring quickly.
With a bit of character planning, matching up clashing personality traits offers a quick road to friction.
The first sign of change is her inability to have her own wedding, especially after seeing to the details of Jurgis and Ona's: Fate forces her to remain alone.the fall of 1964, on a visit to the World’s Fair, in Queens, Lewis Altfest, a twenty-five-year-old accountant, came upon an open-air display called the Parker Pen Pavilion, where a giant computer clicked and whirred at the job of selecting foreign pen pals for curious pavilion visitors.It is breakfast time at the Bowery Hotel and I am sitting with the writer Katie Roiphe, talking about death.Freud, on the other hand, dying in London of cancer of the mouth and throat on the eve of World War II, refused painkillers in order to be clear-eyed and present for the last experience of his life.It is, inevitably, a harrowing read, and so Roiphe decided she better not make it too long, narrowing down her list of subjects to a strict five, plus James Salter in the epilogue.Please click on Start Here on the menu bar above to find links to my most useful articles, videos and podcast. – Joanna Penn Do unsuited people find themselves drawn together in a way that defies logic? As writers, we thrive on friction, infusing it into every word we can.