Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Too Much of a Good Thing

I can appreciate the beauty of this...

and the peacefulness of this...

and the relaxation of this...

and the romance of this...

and the cuddliness of this...

If that's all there is in your plot, it's going to be dull.

So, remember to add a bit of this...

or a flash of this...

or even...this!

and then your readers will appreciate this.


  1. True, true, true. Working to get all that in there :)

  2. Elspeth - Such a good reminder! The contrast between having things going smoothly and adding some "bumps in the road" is as interesting, in my opinion, as the "bumps" themselves.

  3. Carol; There's always something else, isn't there?

    Margot; The trick, I think, is to add the bumps in a natural way. Of course, this is easier said than done (for me, anyway).

  4. We always have to make things difficult for those poor characters!

  5. Too much of a good thing a real or imagined life can be dull indeed. On the other hand all action can be just as boring.


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