Essentials of Conflict for Writers


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$80 (Members: $72) | How to write stories with good central conflicts | 4 lessons | Self-paced

This class digs into what story conflict is, how authors create it (or don’t), and what you can do to fix it.

It covers:

  • how character development impacts conflict and how conflict impacts story structure
  • the eternal trifecta (goal, motivation, conflict) to help you learn to identify character goals and motivations and how these lead to conflict
  • how to sharpen goals and motivations in order to create stronger conflict
  • how conflict plays out in major genres such as romance and mystery.

This class assumes that you know what basic storytelling concerns like world-building/setting mean.

The class is entirely online and asynchronous (you don’t have to be in any particular place at any particular time to participate).