Conflict: The Driving Force of Every Interesting Story

Couple arguing

Characters in a story have a goal. Conflict prevents them from achieving this goal. What happens now? That what readers want to know.

Man vs. Self: Mental Illness. Deciding between what is moral. Picking between two choices that that go against each other.

Man vs. Man: Very common. Most stories revolve around one person in a conflict with another. Hero vs. villain.

Man vs. Society: When a person goes against the law, policies, government, culture, tradition.

Man vs. Nature: Mother nature is raw and uncontrollable. This is fighting against the elements, flora and fauna, and surrounding

Man vs. Supernatural:  Higher powers, magic, or anything that cannot be rationally explained.

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