ETHOS

ETHOS

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Writing Exercise: Conflict

Can't remember if I've posted this idea yet or not.

Choose a superhero with whom you are familiar. Consider their character. Do they strive to create order and enforce rules? Or, do they enjoy reveling in chaos and give into their primal urges? Better yet, are they a mix of the two? Do you have them in mind? Great.

Now put them in a scene that requires them to act in a way opposite of their nature. Emphasize your character's inner conflict. Show how inner conflict can lead to external conflict.

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