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Sonali Dev: Where the Hell Is Your Conflict?

  • Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA, 95125 United States (map)

COST: $15.00 SV-RWA members; $25.00 guests

Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev

Conflict is the fuel of your story. Character is Conflict (Is a character who she wants to be or is she this person she has to/needs to be? Or is she the relationship between these two parts of her?). Pacing is Conflict, Story Arc is Conflict, Setting in Conflict, Dialog is Conflict— You are the questions you ask yourself and how hard you search for answers or run from them. High concepts are always based in conflict— wanting vs. the world.

Learn how to grow your story from conflict and how to keep conflict front and center in the narrative whether it's through sex scenes, humor, setting, or internal dialog.

Award winning author, Sonali Dev, writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Sonali’s novels have been on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post and Kirkus Best Books of the year lists. She has won the American Library Association’s award for best romance, the RT Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance, the RT Seal of Excellence, and is a RITA Finalist. Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find out more at