Friday, February 10, 2012

Characters in Trouble & Featured Blog


Infamy (n): 1. Evil fame or reputation. 2. The condition of being infamous. 3. An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.

Today's featured Blog is: Roland D. Yeomans,.
Please visit Roland at Writing in the Crosshairs. He has a special gift on his site for everyone :)

Then come back here.

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for one of five signed copies of Two Halves. I must say that the turn out has been amazing. I am so happy to have heard from so may people who love reading. I may have to do a special surprise next week. All winners will be announced tomorrow (Saturday) and emailed.

Now, onto my troubled characters. Last weekend I started a new WIP. It's been going so well, I think a bit too well, because I got the characters into so much trouble right off the bat, I will have quite a challenge getting them out.

I believe I created conflict immediately because I've known these characters for a while now. They're already developed. I know their quirks, characteristics, reactions, likes, dislikes, abilities etc., it was natural for the story to flow. And of course, I made the worst thing that could happen to them possible.  Now, on to saving them. It's awesome!

Do you like getting your characters in trouble?
Have you signed up for the A-Z Challenge yet?


Annalisa Crawford said...

My characters are usually in some kind of mental turmoil, which has proved both easier - and possibly - harder than physical peril. Sounds like a brilliant start to the sotyr though - throwing them in at the deep end.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Roland's blog is an excellent choice!
And I don't so much as get my characters into trouble as I confound and annoy them.