February 10, 2018, Shirley Jump

Both Sessions: Conflict: It’s Not Just an Argument

This is a Premium Workshop for TARA members only.

There is a fifteen ($15.00) dollar fee to attend. Please complete the registration form in the Members-Only Menu.

Are you struggling to increase the conflict and tension in your scenes? Is your book feeling flat, or editors and readers are saying there isn’t enough conflict? This interactive workshop will cover the difference between conflict and tension, how to create conflicts that aren’t just arguments, and developing conflict from your characters. Conflict is what keeps the engine of the plot moving, and keeps the reader turning the pages.


Learning the difference between internal and external conflict, how they interrelate, and how they impact the novel, is vital. You will also get to know your characters better through this process—what their fears are, what their needs are, and what roadblocks are in their way. If you are in the middle of a book and feeling stalled, this workshop will help you get the novel back on track.


Attendees are encouraged to bring a printout of a current scene in their book and some highlighters for an interactive afternoon session.

This is a Premium Workshop for TARA members only. Registration and charge of $15.00 are required.

Speaker: Shirley Jump


When she’s not writing books, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump competes in triathlons, mostly because all that training lets her justify mid-day naps and a second slice of chocolate cake. She’s published more than 60 books in 24 languages, although she’s too geographically challenged to find any of those countries on a map. Visit her website at www.ShirleyJump.com for author news and a booklist, and follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/shirleyjump.author for giveaways and deep discussions about important things like chocolate and shoes.