First – HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the moms out there!
Now, May-day! May-day! That’s our theme this month. I’ve seen a lot of awesome posts on obstacles writers have to deal with. But you know what? I say forget those! Keep on truckin’ and in the meantime? Throw some REAL obstacles at your characters because that’ll make you feel a whole lot better!
I do love torturing my characters. Don’t get me wrong, happy endings are awesome. But I make ’em deserve it. If they can survive what I put them through, then more power to them. And that conflict is what makes a satisfying story. It challenges your characters and is what causes them to evolve. The worse the situation for that particular character, the better. And it should be on EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE.
So the next time a rejection or writers block gets you down, just dangle your character over an erupting volcano (bet you were wondering about the pic). It may not revisions, but at least it’ll make you feel better (and it IS a great cure for writers block too).
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to a character?