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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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Five Ways To Create Fictional Conflict That Counts

Five Ways To Create Fictional Conflict That Counts | Litteris | Scoop.it
We all talk about creating conflict in a novel, but we must be careful not to create conflict for conflict’s sake.

Our characters should not argue over insignificant matters. They should not waste our reading time with conflict that has nothing to do with the plot. That conflict is part of your backstory and part of what happens off the page. Remember that writing fiction is not reality television – we do not want to read about every irrelevant meal or listen to coma-inducing dialogue.

So how do we get the most out of conflict in our novels?

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Inside Inner Conflict

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When dealing with the struggle that goes on inside a character there are three main areas to consider: 

 

1. The difference between inner conflict and plain old dithering. 

 

2. Demonstrating to the reader what’s going on inside a character’s head without resorting to endless inner monologues. 

 

3. How do you make internal conflict as interesting and entertaining as external conflict?


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What Makes Your Characters Uncomfortable?

What Makes Your Characters Uncomfortable? | Litteris | Scoop.it
Everyone has their hot buttons topics--the ones that get their blood boiling, or makes their skin crawl, or triggers an inappropriate response to the situation. While this isn't much fun to encounter in real life, it's a great way to create conflict and tension in a novel. Pushing someone's hot button (either accidentally or on purpose) can cause a character to act in ways they otherwise wouldn't.

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