Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 22 - Conflict


Add a conflict or don’t…being conflicted within your story…

In today’s episode, we talk with
Chad Corrie (www.chadcorrie.com) about conflict in a story. Stories need conflict of some sort to grow, progress, and maintain interest. What is the conflict within your story? How have you let it grow?

Listen in as we discuss the basics and some examples of different types of conflict.

Quote of the week:

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
~
Mark Twain

Writing Prompt for the week:

Since we focused on conflict for the topic today, write a poem about your favorite fairytale and, summarizing and growing the conflict even further. Remember poems have all the emotion bottled up in a tiny space, so choose your words and flow wisely…

For short stories or novels, taking a good fairy tale again, use the exisiting conflict to extend the story. Write about what happened after the story ended and one of the characters did not experience the happily ever after…Does a new conflict exist? Or, has just the setting changed.

If you are an author in search of readers or have comments about our show, contact us at:
ramblingverser@storyinstitute.com
615-431-WRIT (9748)


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