via Fiction University: Better Plotting: 7 Ways Your Characters Can Screw up Their Decisions.

I highly recommend this read for people who have difficulty making things difficult for their characters.

As much as we enjoy having things turn out nice and neat, life doesn’t work that way, and it’s interesting reading when it happens to your characters, too.

That being said, you might want to avoid the “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” at times in order for your writing to not turn out too convoluted. Even in life things go right now and again, so it’s good for your story to reflect that, too.

Give it a try! Read the article and screw some things up for your characters. It might prove to be even more interesting than you thought.

Anne Hogue-Boucher likes to write horror stories where her characters have bad things happen to them, and they don’t always make the right decisions about it. You can follow her on Twitter @Spellvira or like her on Facebook at The Macabre Author. Her upcoming novelette, Exit 1042, will soon be available on Amazon Kindle.

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