Author to discuss creating conflict at writers meeting


While we may try to avoid conflict in our everyday lives, conflict is at the heart of good fiction. Award-winning author, educator and speaker Janice Hardy shares the key elements to “Creating Stronger Conflicts in Your Novel” when she speaks at the FWA Ponte Vedra Writers meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

“At the heart of every story is conflict,” says Hardy. “It's so central to good storytelling, that without it, you have no story. But despite its importance, it's not always easy to find the conflict in an idea.”

In her workshop, she’ll examine what "conflict" really means and how to find the right conflict for your story.

Hardy is the award-winning author and founder of Fiction University, where she helps writers improve their craft and navigate the world of publishing. She teaches writing workshops across the country, and her blog has been recognized as a Top Writing Blog by Writer’s Digest. When she’s not writing about writing, she spins tales of adventure for both teens and adults, and she firmly believes that doing terrible things to her characters makes them more interesting.

The Ponte Vedra Writers group is part of the Florida Writers Association, a statewide membership organization dedicated to the support of both aspiring and published writers in any genre. The March 25 meeting is free and open to members and nonmembers alike.

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