Conflict is what makes your story stand out, what keeps people reading. Without it, interest is lost and you may as well be reading a step by step manual on how to go about your routine as casually as possible. That is, unless you’re writing on how to handle stress, then knock yourself out. But for the rest of us we don’t usually pick up a book so we can find out that so and so’s life is just as everyday as ours.
So what exactly do I mean by conflict? Conflict is anything that gives your character a hard times, internally or externally. Now, I don’t mean monkeys (more…)