Tag: Conflict

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Conflict

Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Conflict

  Firsts in Fiction Gross Anatomy of a Novel: Conflict In Part 3 of our Gross Anatomy series we turn our attention to the element of conflict. First, let’s define “conflict.” Conflict arises from character–it is the thing that stands between your character and what […]

Conflict: Figurative Language

Conflict: Figurative Language

  Ask the Author: How much time of the day do you spend for yourself? No school, no writing, etc.? — John “Duke” O’Neil Aaron: This really depends on the day. Am I on deadline? If so, very little. If not, a little more. Even […]

Layering Conflict Like a Jawbreaker

Layering Conflict Like a Jawbreaker

As opposed to external conflict, internal conflict is one that occurs within the character. It can feature any number or combination of things like values, beliefs, morals, or it can be about overcoming their fear or their past.