Watson likely stories

Damn damn damn damn damn.

Sent the story draft to Mr Pedia's Story Clinic, and he said to me, "You know what's wrong with it. There isn't enough conflict. Everything goes in straight lines. People need to be wrong more than they are."

Damn damn damn damn damn.

I know what I have to do, but it's so much work. Whinge, whinge.

Send a lot of coffee, please.
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Always kind of a double edged sword when one's husband is deeply right about something....strange mixture of pride & annoyance. ;-)
He's scarily good at analyzing fiction. Best line editor I've ever worked with, too, when I can get him to pay attention long enough to line edit. I can't give him anything but very-near final drafts for that task, though, because he'll get distracted by pointing out structural problems.

Brain the size of a planet, really.
Sorry, no coffee, but am sending assorted decadent baked goods.

Ah, yes, conflict. Which I so hate to incorporate into fic (as I've had more than enough in RL). However, in my original novel in its initial planning stages, I've decided I have to have not only conflict, but conflict from a dangerous crazy person. Ha! Take that ... er, um, sorry. Got carried away there.
Here, we'll form the Fic Conflict Support Group. Your story needs it! It'll be a more satisfying read with more conflict! Your character's successes will feel more meaningful!

There, there, it'll be okay. Sniffle.