Oct. 2nd, Sarina Bowen – Conflict Soup (3 key conflicts in romance)

Conflict Soup – What can we do to take a romance from good to amazing?There are three kinds of conflict in a romance novel: internal, external, and sexual. We will discuss methods for enhancing and defining all three of them. I will provide how-tos for keeping a “conflict journal” to help with your story work. And then we’ll discuss how they intermingle in the best romances.

You will come away with: 

– A terrific method and vocabulary for enhancing your own use of conflict in storywork

– A conflict journal of your own 

– Some suggestions for further reading and brainstorming

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list nineteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

Sarina’s books are published in over a dozen languages on five continents.