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    Genre Plot A Romance In Two Weeks with Landra Graf

    Plot a Romance Novel in 2 weeks. Set your book up for success with detailed character outlines that deepen story connection and worldbuilding. You're familiar with some plotting, but still unsure you're taking the right path... learn a structure that's simple to grasp and easy to use for any...
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    Discussion Thank you!

    This is a wrap on the 5 W's of conflict. Happy Memorial Day to those who celebrate. I wanted to say thank up to all those who shared their stories, their conflicts, and thoughts during this class. I learned a lot from you all and I hope this information helped you as you go on to write your...
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    This is shaping up. Plenty of conflict between the characters. From relationships to business deals. This shaped up nicely. A side note: You could anchor the motivations in the past a bit more for Ayala and Eli, similar to how you do for John's. Ayala's being driven by maybe people doubting...
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    This is a valid point about the creator contributing to the conflict since it's part of Gina's goal.
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    Homework Homework #4: When and Where Analysis

    She is mentioned a bit, but the majority of the first two chapters is set up. For a fantasy this world world building is important.
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    Homework Homework #4: When and Where Analysis

    Chapter 3 isn't too late at all. I have similar things happening in my books. You have to go with what works for the story and your characters.
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    I can see the sister's death and his guilt for not being more vigilant a big motivator for Richard. Could it possible to make Anne's would be suitor the husband of Richard's sister? That would definitely up the conflict and technically Catledgestone is trying to get to his 3rd wife.
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    Yes, Gina has to keep her true nature hidden. I like where you're going with the comment about not proving her value to her creator who rejects what she is. Going to have a think some more on this.
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    Here's mine. This is for the first in my Full Throttle Cyborgs series. Heroine - Gina - Synthetic (1st ever) AI Goal (External): Find her creator on Mars Motivation: Seeks to prove her value, her evolution Conflict: The gangs on Mars don't allow free movement and she has to keep up her ruse...
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    Discussion Conflict Brainstorming!

    Happy Saturday everyone, We're in the homestretch and this is probably my favorite part of a class, brainstorming. I love generating ideas, even if they aren't always used, and discussing story possibilities. So here's your opportunity to brainstorm with us. From macro to micro, list where...
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    Discussion Friday is Catch Up day!

    It's the Friday post, and this day is just for catch up. Some folks have day jobs and endless amounts of other things. So I'm going to let everyone catch up with the discussions, the homework. I'll still log in and comment back on things. Then let's gear up for Conflict Brainstorming Time...
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    Homework Homework #3: What is Conflicting

    I love your antagonist's motivation. Why is so much easier to figure out why the villain is a villain? :LOL: As for Anne, good motivation to keep her from jumping into another marriage and she's got some great potential conflicts because she's desperate. Desperate people make crazy choices...
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    Homework Homework #3: What is Conflicting

    Loved how you used the conflict box. It does make it a little easier to see how things play out. I can see multiple ways this story plays out with the conflicts you've listed and the goals. I still have trouble with John's goal of wanting a Jewish bride. That doesn't seem like his goal, his...
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    Discussion The When and Where of Conflict

    I won't lie, Ian's eccentricity is what got me reading past the first chapter. The conflict is there between Mather and Ian, but Mather disappears from the conflict piece before we reach 50% of the book. He did serve as a device to introduce our hero to the heroine with a good case of...
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    Discussion The When and Where of Conflict

    This makes me wonder if inspector Hadley isn't a trouble maker. I wonder why his boss sent him on a rubber stamp situation? And honestly, who wouldn't dive deepened into one of the town's wealthiest dying? Seems super suspicious to me in general. Question: What gets his spider senses tingling...