Heroines Do My Head In

Ah crap, nearly another week has gone by. I do have an excuse though. I have been…drum roll….writing!

What you say? Jackie Ashenden actually writing? Unheard of!

Yeah, yeah, I’m being sarcastic. I never really stop writing to it’s no surprise. But lately I have been turning off the net to concentrate wholly on what I’m doing. And good thing too because my poor Chessman needs the attention. His issues are turning out to be waaaay bigger than I thought. He’s a very closed off guy, very cerebral and, naturally enough, there is a reason he’s like this. Yes, that’s right, ONE reason. Not fifty million in the way I usually always overcomplicate stuff, just one. And that’s where the whole keep it simple, dig deep stuff comes into it. Taking that ONE reason and exploring it, not chucking in a whole lot of other stuff like I did, say, with the heroine…

Women. Honestly, why do I have such problems with women?? Maybe it’s because I’m a complicated girl myself, I dunno, but some heroines just give me gip. I think it’s due to the fact that I’ve focussed on one character trait for this particular heroine and turned it into conflict, whereas it just should have stayed as a character trait. Does that make sense. Anyway, thanks to awesome CPs, I think I’ve ironed out that little kink. Like the hero, I’ve taken ONE thing she does (not one aspect of who she is) and focussed on that as conflict instead. Which may be a breakthrough for me. Anyway, Comic Book girl now lives! Woohoo!

So, anyone else mistake a character trait for conflict or is it just me??? 🙂

10 thoughts on “Heroines Do My Head In”

  1. Rach – ah, you’re such a sweetie. Thanks! I don’t know if it’s particularly right in the world but at least I’m doing something right? 🙂

  2. These characters do tend to take over don’t they! They never behave themselves. I think the women are worse because that’s us women all over – complicated.

    Julie

  3. Mistaking a character trait for a conflict…

    That sounds like something i need to make sure I’m not doing. 🙂
    Jackie, could you please post an example as I’d love to understand this better.

  4. Julie – don’t they? Wretched things! Yes, I think that’s why I find men easier. They’re pretty simple when it comes down to it. Hehe.

    Janet – Oh, sure. I’ll do my next blog post on it if you like.

  5. I agree with Rachael – when Jackie is writing and blogging all is right with the world!

    I def find the heroine harder than the hero. Women are waaaay to complicated!

    Go get ’em Jackie!

  6. Janet – no worries. As long as you know that it’s just my musings and it could be TOTALLY WRONG. 🙂

    Aimee – I don’t know that anything is right with MY world but hey, I suppose I’m writing so that’s something. Yeah, women! Who can be bothered. 🙂

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