What is the central conflict in a story? We define central or primary conflict and explore ways to use common types of conflict in fiction to propel your story along.
External conflict is conflict a character faces that is outside themselves, rather than inner struggle. For example, a sibling rivalry, an oppressive society versus its lone challenger, or the conflict between a town battling for survival and a freak weather event. How do you make external conflict as compelling as the inner struggles your characters face? Here are 6 ideas:
Successful romance novelists offer many insights into how to write love stories that hook readers. Read 7 quotes that give insights into telling great love stories:
Suspense is a critical aspect of writing crime fiction. All the elements outlined below can help to increase suspense over the course of your novel: