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Here's an email I recently received; yes, I will check it out.
Hi, Marta C.,
Readers love conflict.
Conflict is the engine of fiction.
Everyone agreeing and the protagonist succeeding at everything may be a worthy goal for real life, but on the page, it’s boring.
Your main character must face challenges and obstacles that contribute to a dramatic character arc.
But writing believable conflict can be a challenge in itself. It can feel forced and risk reminding readers they’re reading — instead of captivating them by your story.
To help you, I wrote a blog post covering the six main types of conflict in fiction.
- How to inject conflict into your story
- How successful writers have employed each type
- And more!
Click here to read it now.
Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!