Friday, March 13, 2015

Things My Characters Learn (the Hard Way) #2

That's right. Every Friday, I'm going to share with ya'll a lesson my characters have learned sometime earlier that week while I wrote their story. Because we all know that sometimes the best lessons are ones learned in a more painful way than not (usually). It also serves to act as a way to share vague plot devices: what are the many ways you can get your characters into trouble? Read on to find out.


Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Thriller

Lesson Learned: If you're sneaking out in the middle of the night and breaking into a secure area, and the person you're sneaking in with gives you very small answers that aren't answers at all? Odds are things aren't going to end well.

Ask questions first, and stay out of trouble, later.


Do you write? Can your characters relate? Have your characters learned an important life lesson this week? Leave me a note in the comments!

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