Yeah, weird title, I know. But when we saw we had no set topic for this week, one of our members said we could have a free-for-all and pick whatever we wanted to talk about this week. WOW, a free-for-all! Such fun and of course, these words rang in my ears. These synonyms, if you will.
I have always been a wordsmith and adore words and their power. So, how do I relate free-for-all and its synonyms to writing? I think the phrase relates to conflict. Conflict is inherent in all good storytelling. Without conflict, stories would be dull (Or tripe, hooey, hogwash, or drivel – but I digress with more synonyms- someone stop me before I hurt myself). Conflict is the driving force of an excellent story. It makes for forward momentum- (Really, someone stop me).
Anyway, before this post gets more inane, ridiculous and stupid, take my advice. Always have a brouhaha, ruckus, uproar or donnybrook in your stories. I try to. Makes it more interesting.