Creating conflict aka making characters suffer is causing problems for Nina. She is aware that causing pain to the characters she loves is good for the readers because that’s how fiction works. Jay and Tim step in to help Nina through her troubles. Because that’s what Mad Writer Friends are good for. Listen to hear tips on how to make your own characters suffer. Nina’s current work is a heist story which means that heist story tips also come up.
- Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing: Revised Edition by Libbie Hawker. Outlining book extraordinaire.
- Leverage (TV series). The best TV-series in existence. At least according to Nina.
- Gentleman Bastard (3 Book Series) by Scott Lynch. A fabulous series of fantasy heist stories.
- The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. A great series of comical science fiction heist stories.
Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0