Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting to the heart of your story

Cheryl Klein (insert sounds of worship here) has four tips that help writers find their stories' emotional hearts.

1. Conflict, Mystery, Lack.
2. What Does the Character Want?
3. Compulsion vs. Obstacles.
4. Problem, Process, Solution.

For explanations of each, visit her blog.

2 comments:

Kirby Larson said...

martha, thanks for all you do to clear the cobwebs from our writing brains!

Kerrie T. said...

Yes, I'm with Kirby. Thank you. Maybe this will help me get back on track for NaNoWriMo. I feel lost.