Friday, March 20, 2015

Things My Characters Learn (the Hard Way) #3

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: Short Story

Lesson Learned: Be aware of how easily opportunities can disappear, whether it's to spend time with someone you love, take the next step in your life, solve a mystery that's been troubling you, etc. The chance you have now to make things right can disappear entirely, which means you've lost your window of opportunity.

Which means you'll need to be really creative to make up for it...


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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  1. This is a really cool series! And this lesson is definitely true.

    1. Thank you, Aimee! I'm having a blast with it; it's been a great way for me to really take a look at my plot devices, and to have a little fun ;)