Now that my edits are done and my story submitted. Yikes! I am free to work on a new project. There are two that I had set aside to work on my novel. They began as writing prompt journal entries. Now their characters entice me, sucking me into their world. And….and…..
I’m lost for a plot. I have characters, and sexual tension. But alas, those plot bunnies are too smart for me. They keep darting off and jumping into holes before I can even catch a glimpse of their fluffy cotton tails. I want to give the characters a story in which they can evolve and grow. It is important to have a good plot with plenty of conflict to shake things up. Ah, see there is my problem…
In my everyday life, I avoid conflict like my kids avoid brussel sprouts. But conflict is necessary to propel the growth of the characters in the story. It’s a necessity!
So what do I do? How do I find plot and conflict to create the friction needed for a good healthy story?
Dare I look online to find some inspiration? The internet can be a writer’s best friend, and worst enemy. A quicksand pit waiting to suck me in with no chance of resurfacing.
I’m struggling here, trying to figure out where to dig up some ideas to cook a good plot then add a healthy dose of conflict.
So I want to know, how do you chase down your plot bunnies?
Oooo, this happens to me ALL the time. Have you gone back and written a “biography” for each character? I’ve found that sometimes making up all of the past events that made the characters who they are today leads to something more plot-like that I can work with.