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Creating a character with a strong internal conflict, secret, or burden makes for one compelling read! Here are creative writing prompts to help you find some internal secrets, lies (and therefore conflict) for your characters.
Make a play date with your book and brainstorm. Here are a few ways to start. Trust me, the ideas will come so fast, it will be hard for you to keep up with them. And isn’t that a great problem to have?
Do these exercises before or during the writing of your novel to jump-start ideas. You can brainstorm each step many times and choose what is best, or let information and ideas come that you can utilize in another place in your story.