Conflict. What is it? If you have kids or a rocky marriage or a bipolar mother, the answer is clear.
Conflict is tension, stress, anxiety, and emotionally based.
My big A-HA moment regarding the craft of conflict came one day when I was reading one of my favorite blogs: writerunboxed.com
Now I promise, this week of CRAFT postings won't be just one big Donald Maass love-fest, but he does have really great writing advice. Here's the post that inspired me: The Elements of Awe Part II
In this post he writes:
"What does your protagonist believe beyond all else? Create a story event that forces him or her to accept the opposite."
Now, there's some conflict.
What is the best piece of advice you have for including conflict in your writing?