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8 Ways To Make Things Go Your Way

8 Ways To Make Things Go Your Way

When nothing goes your way, make things go your way. Force people to listen to you. Or be nice and pray for the best. But if the latter doesn’t work, the former might.

Or you could…

Argue.

Arguing isn’t just screaming nonsense at another person. Know your argument. Back it up. Watch the smirk get wiped off their face when he or she realizes they can’t win against a writer.

Ask.

*Yawn*. Boring much? But the answer is always no if you don’t.

Barter.

Offer them a proposal they can’t refuse. Like your signature. It’ll be worth a lot more when you’re published.

Beg.

On second thought, don’t. You don’t owe them anything. Unless they’re your parents.

Call.

For help. For backup. For deus ex machina.

Cry.

Ah, people and tears, people and emotions. Will you judge me if I said I’ve cried to get my way? What, I was just a baby okay. I don’t do this anymore. If you ever see me bawling like a baby, you’ll know why.

Demand.

If you’re in any position to, that is.

Dodge.

Dodge dodgy people. Dodge that dodgeball coming at you. Do what you have to do.

When your characters aren’t getting their way, maybe they can do one of the above. Or two. Or all eight. 

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