Sometimes we know our story is off, but we aren’t sure why.
Many writers have a character in mind they love. They may even have a plot to go with it. But once they start writing it just doesn’t feel like everything is coming together. Conceptually, it seems like it should be a compelling story. And it may well be!
Based on my 16+ years’ experience teaching storytelling, when a plot falls flat or a character who should be interesting isn’t, there is an issue with how the character’s growth is being dramatized.
Readers might show up because they think you character is interesting, but they will stay because they think her journey is interesting.
We grow through our inner struggles. If you don’t plot them correctly your plot may not get off the ground.
This inner-conflict overview gives you plenty of great information to help you plan your story or get unstuck from the one you are in. It is one of my classic and most popular workshops.
I cannot encourage you enough to invest in your creativity! Writing stories can change your life, and understanding the nuances of story design will make you a more creative, independent writer. I am so excited for your storytelling journey, and I wish you well with your writing!
All my best,