Tips for Successfully Implementing Conflict in a Story

Plotting a novel before writing it isn’t a part of everyone’s process. However, determining the structure of a story is vital for every author, whether a plotter or a “pantser.” Without a solid structure, a story will lose a reader, no matter how compelling the characters. Author John Wilkerson’s rule is to include the key element of conflict in every single chapter. He puts it in one of three places: the beginning, three-quarters of the way through, or the end. Where he puts it depends on the...
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