Tips for Young Writers 25: Learn to enjoy conflict – in your writing, at least.

Understand that conflict is the writer’s best friend. Conflict, in life, is unpleasant (well, for most of us), but it’s brilliant in stories. Conflict brings a story to life. Try to include conflict in most parts of your story, whether it’s in the form of an argument, a fight, a war, a debate, a sporting contest, a minor disagreement, or even a tough decision that your hero is struggling over. We all love seeing characters deal with conflict.

March 28, 2009

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