Conflict by Kacey Hammell
In most cases, I try not to throw too much conflict at the characters. Let’s face it, they’d stop listening to me all together and readers would get sick of it. There are situations where the conflicts can pile up, however, it’s best to give them one or two large conflicts (IMO) than have them face a dozen.
Conflicts can be anything…
Age difference (which shouldn’t matter), occupational hazard (inner office romances aren’t always ideal but let’s face it…they happen…or “You’re my boss, we can’t!),
“I’m on the run, can’t put you in danger” (these stories tend to have VERY hunky Alpha type men *swoon*),
“You’re my ex brother/sister in law, it wouldn’t be right!” (I’ve never been a fan of this type of conflict, but hey, the Muse leads the way. Can’t say I’ll never write something like this)
For the most part, my stories have had the Emotional Conflict barrier that causes issue. The hero or heroine isn’t emotionally ready (or believes themselves to be) for a long-term relationship, has called it quits on romance, or doesn’t realize their true soulmate is standing right in front of them. Of course, with Isabella in Illusions it’s a bit of everything I’ve mentioned. Her emotions aren’t something she likes to show and tries to keep everything close to the vest, but it just doesn’t work. She’s honestly an open book if people will look at her deep enough. She doesn’t believe it’s necessary for her to have a man in her life. Her past has made a non-believer out of her as far as romance, happily-ever-afters and pretty much everything about men (except the sex!!) and she battles herself (more than me or Brady) every step of the way.
So while the Muse tends to think she rules the writing roost *looks around to be sure she’s not reading over my shoulder*, I do try not to throw too much at the characters. But sometimes, the characters find themselves in deep “doo-doo” of their own undertaking. In those instances, then neither the Muse nor I is to blame…
Thank you for having me at your blog!
Protection. Adventure. Love.
It’s all found within The Arms of the Law…
Detective Isabella Knowles, a tough-as-nails cop, lives by the law, and knows what she wants out of life. And it doesn’t include marriage or all that comes with it. Everything Isabella has ever known seems like an illusion when a new relationship makes her feel more alive than ever before. She isn’t happy about it and fights it every step of the way.
Burned by his fiancé years ago, seer and P.I., Brady Jacobs never wants another commitment in his life. But his bachelorhood and heart are threatened when he has one of his visions and see a killer striking too close to the woman he has recently come to love.
Danger lurks close to home and neither Brady nor Isabella like that they can’t control every situation…especially matters of the heart.
Canadian-born author, Kacey Hammell is a self-proclaimed book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted. As a Mom of three, Kacey has made certain that each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right.
A decade ago, while working for multiple review sites, Kacey quickly discovered that she was developing the writing bug. Thanks to the encouragement of her own beloved hero husband, she decided to try her hand at writing.
With a love of contemporary settings, modern day romances and the happily ever after, as well as the excitement of suspense, Kacey creates stories in genres she’s familiar with and that she loves most. She also loves vampires who nibble the necks of the heroines, ghosts who can’t leave a loved one, shape-shifters who are sexier than hell and the thought of her very own werewolf or were-cat to tame makes her tremble!
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