• Five Ways to Increase Conflict and Tension in Your Novel

    Tension and conflict are both key in storytelling. After all, with no conflict or problem–even a small one–is there much of a story? Where conflict is some kind of problem your characters are trying to resolve, tension is what keeps readers turning the page. If your conflict is the big battle, the tension is the…

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  • Seven Types of Conflict in Fiction

    Literature would be so boring without conflict. After all, conflict is at the center of every story. No matter how hard it is to see our favorite characters rallying against a new problem, it’s also why we continue to cheer for them and fight with them.  No conflict, no story!  (The exception would be very…

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