Conflict, Exactly what is That? – (Guest Post)…

Some wonderful insights to becoming an amazing author from my dear friend and award-winning author, Deanie H. Dunne!

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deanie-humphrys-dunneOne of the keys to a successful children’s story is conflict.

What exactly is that?

Do your characters have to be engaged in a knock down drag out fight?

No, but one of the building blocks of a good story is a struggle of some sort.

Usually, the main character has to be involved in the conflict you develop.

Another word for a conflict is a problem that involves the main character.

Why does it need to be the main character?

Generally, the main character learns something important by solving his/her problem. The main character has to do something which will bring about the result that he/she wants.

Let’s look at some examples so you have a good picture of what I’m trying to convey.

Mary wants to audition for the part of the dancer in the school play. She’s already been studying dance for two years so she feels…

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Conflict, Exactly what is That? – (Guest Post)…

  1. Many thanks for the reblog Janice 😃

  2. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Thank you so much for reposting this, Janice. Hugs to you.

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