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FRAN SHAFF | It’s Nothing Without the Conflict
Uncategorized / March 12, 2010

Conflict What is conflict? How does it affect story? In fiction, conflict comes in two forms, internal and external. Internal conflict happens due to struggles within a character’s heart and mind. External conflict occurs due to the environment the character lives in or is exposed to. An example of titanic conflict, both internal and external occurs in the movie The Patriot During the American Revolution Mel Gibson’s character is faced with an impossible choice–should he fight for his beloved country’s freedom, or should he stay behind to protect his family? In choosing to stay with his family, Gibson’s character illustrates massive internal conflict. His choice goes against his sense of patriotism and makes him look cowardly to peers. External conflict occurs when one of Gibson’s sons, a soldier in the revolution, is captured by the British and another of his sons, a child, is killed by the enemy. This external conflict, which happens in his environment, causes him to leave his duties with his family to fight for his country. How does a writer effectively incorporate conflict into her story? A key way to find the answer to this question is to ask another question or two while organizing the…

Fresh Pick | LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF by Terry Spear
Fresh Pick / March 12, 2010

Wolf #4 February 2010On Sale: February 1, 2010Featuring: Faith O’Mallery; Cameron MacPherson384 pages ISBN: 1402219059EAN: 9781402219054Mass Market Paperback$6.99 Fantasy Urban, Romance Paranormal, Romance Suspense Buy at Legend Of The White Wolfby Terry Spear In a world of a snow and ice, their passions blaze… In this fourth in Spear’s series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and Faith O’Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves… Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years earlier that had made him lose touch with reality—man-wolves, he called them. The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other. Excerpt Once she reached her room, she slid the key card in. Green light. She twisted the handle and pushed. The door didn’t budge. She tried again. Same thing. She hated key cards. Why…