Creative Conflict (an author’s meditation)

Stories running deep as an ocean,
Ideas warring within the mind.
Where one thought arises another follows,
As a story solidifying, it raises new questions.

creative conflict

Conflict at the heart of a good story,
The force beginning to strengthen it.
One thought seen as an opportunity,
A moment in which to explore possibilities.

Story creation is full of conflict,
Some ideas falling to ruin.
Each idea discarded allows growth,
The best ideas remaining and growing.

Allowing the conflict to rage inside the mind,
Allowing it to eliminate the weaker ideas.
Favoring ideas with the greatest promise,
Conflict always exists in the writer’s mind.

The writer is at the heart of the conflict,
Sifting through the ideas,
Knowing that nothing great is created easily,
The writer embraces the conflict.


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Most obvious thing about me is how much I love reading and writing. This is truly my passion and has been for almost as long as I can remember. I know that sounds cliche, but it is true. Growing up in a conservative Christian home I learned to value God, intelligence, and life. I am always learning. I am a husband and a father of three young children. I love my family and my life. God is good and I attribute my success to His provision.

Great fantasy stories are a lot of fun. I write the stories that I want to read and am fortunate enough to have several published novels under my belt as well as more in the pipeline.

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