So, I'm working on a proposal right now. This is the most difficult part of the writing world for me. Synopsis and sample chapters.
I'm also listening to some of conference recordings of the workshops I wasn't able to attend during the recent ACFW Conference.
In one of the workshops, Rachel Hauck and Susie Warren instruct the writer to find out what the lie is that their main character believes.
This gave me pause. The Lie?
After listening some more, a couple of things clicked with me re this new proposal. My main characters in this new story both believe a lie. This is what needs to be addressed in the story so that they can have a happily ever after. If neither has to confront the lie they believe, neither will have the chance to change or grow, and they have no hope of ever coming together to form a lasting relationship.
A Ha! I've given my two main characters each a pre-conception to believe in strongly as the story opens--pre-conceptions that will be tested. Pre-conceptions they will have the chance to staunchly defend or to adapt and change. Pre-conceptions they will have to abandon in order to be free to love.
So, what are the lies your characters believe? How are they tested, and what choices must the characters make as a result?
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