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Why Your Story Needs More Fight

Most of us will put a lot of effort into avoiding it. We’ll go out of our way to stay out of it. Yet, if your characters do the same, your story is going to be flatter than a pancake that’s been flattened by a flattering steam roller. In Holland. It’s time to get in a fight. We’ve taken a look at motivation in a previous post, and how it’s vital for your main characters. But motivation is only half the story. Motivation is the beginning. Its evil twin, the ying to its yang, the Bonnie to its Clyde, is conflict. While motivation will intrigue readers, it’s the conflict that keeps them turning the pages. Conflict is the story. I …