Character writing Story conflict

External and internal conflict: Examples and tips

Conflict is a key ingredient of an engrossing story. ‘Internal conflict’ and ‘external conflict’ are two terms you’ll often hear when people discuss character creation. Read definitions of these types of story conflict, then how to use them to develop your story:

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“But”, “therefore” “and so”: Conflict, plot

A lack of conflict (plot or formal conflict not included) is a common problem in the work of many beginning writers. There are a number of ways to effectively add conflict to your novel and keep your readers turning pages.

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