Creating Conflict

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  • Establishing Conflict and Resolution to Hold a Reader's Attention - video

    Publicist and author Bryan Beach believes the best way to keep a reader's attention is to establish some type of conflict in your story. The conflict doesn't always...
    Bryan Beach
    • Bryan Beach
  • Novel Building Blocks: What is Pacing? - article

    Novels follow rhythms. Some are slow and sensual. Others are rip-roaring reads. This underlying rhythm within the novel is called pacing. Chapters, scenes, paragraphs...
    Molly Blaisdell
    • Molly Blaisdell
  • Conflict 101: An Overview - article

    Conflict by definition is some sort of turmoil. Whether that’s internal conflict or external conflict doesn’t matter because every story needs both. Conflict is what...
    Michael Esser
    • Michael Esser
  • Creating Dramatic Tension - video

    “Show me; don’t tell me.” It’s something beginning writers are told over and over again, and it’s good advice. Author Bob Martin discusses tips on creating dramatic...
    Bob Martin
    • Bob Martin
  • Creating Dramatic Tension - podcast

    “Show me; don’t tell me.” It’s something beginning writers are told over and over again, and it’s good advice. Author Bob Martin discusses tips on creating dramatic...
    Bob Martin
    • Bob Martin