Day 179 – Character conflict keeps the reader engaged

Day one hundred seventy-nine of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 500

Tonight, I brought back a character who hasn’t had a direct presence in the book since one of the early chapters. It was fun to write him again, although recalling his voice for dialogue was more challenging than I anticipated. I did the best I could and remembered that I can tighten it up later. That helps me so I don’t have to obsess about getting everything right the first time.

Conflict between characters is one of my favorite elements of fiction to write, and to read. These two characters in particular emote conflict that is both good and bad. They are fond of each other while at the same time, they can’t stand each other. There is palpable tension between them. It’s interesting to write and hopefully, interesting to read. And now that I’m at the stage of closing loops to reach an ending, it is satisfying to see them together again.

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