Using technology for character development or conflict

A homeless man using an iPad. A billionaire driving a battered Volvo. A Fortune 500 CEO who only used a corded phone at home. A computer programmer who will not fix the cracked screen on his smart phone.
Technology can work for the writer to create hints of internal and external conflicts. These types of mismatches create interest in the reader, wanting to know why. Often the technology mismatches indicate an internal issue with a character – a hidden fear, an undisclosed traumatic event, or a hidden source of angst, income or past.
There are many methods to creating interest in a character’s idiosyncrasies. Personality quirks are often indicative of an internal conflict. Technology is a great way to hint at these problems.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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