The Classifieds (Games Writers Play)

Every story has a goal. That’s what makes it a story. If you write a story where nothing happens and the characters don’t do anything, there’s not really a story thereRomantic woman using laptop

Many stories have MacGuffins/McGuffins. Per our friends at the Meriam Webster dictionary, a MacGuffin is “an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance” It keeps the plot in motion, which makes your story an interesting read.

Having problems figuring out where the action in your story comes from? Finding your conflict seems a little weak or unconvincing? Then try writing a classified ad for a MacGuffin or goal. Sit down with a piece of paper or blank screen and your basic character or concept in mind and try writing an ad that opens the door to a stronger challenge or bigger adventure. Looking at it from this different angle may unlock new ways of looking at the story and get your action rolling

and it’s fun

so , if your story is stuck, trying advertising for adventure

Catherine Kane


For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here



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