Creating Fiction from Our Conflict

Con­flict, both exter­nal and inter­nal, is the basis of plot. With­out con­flict, there’s no sto­ry — no char­ac­ter devel­op­ment. Good fic­tion is full of real ilife con­flicts. Loss, divorce, unre­quit­ed love, messy emo­tions, lies, and much more. Through sim­ple writ­ing exer­cis­es, we will explore what con­flict is and the four truths that rule con­flict sit­u­a­tions. We will also explore how con­flict oper­ates in our own life, and explore cre­ative ways of putting it into fiction.
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