Do you agree with me?  Let’s see. It’s a well-understood principle of storytelling: If your protagonist has something to do, make it difficult.  Obstacles.  Complications.  Handicaps.  Rising stakes.  Shortening time.  Peril.  Moral peril.  Psychological resistance.  Self-doubt.  Self-sabotage. There are plenty of ways to make it tougher on your main character, but here’s the thing: the … Continue reading Persuasion