The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 1) (Writers Helping Writers Series)

The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 1) (Writers Helping Writers Series) by Becca Puglisi, Angela Ackerman 0999296396 9780999296394
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Every story starts with a character who is motivated by a need and has a goal that can resolve it. Whether their objective is to find a life partner, bring a killer to justice, overthrow a cruel regime, or something else, conflict transforms a story premise into something fresh. Physical obstacles, adversaries, moral dilemmas, deep-seated doubts and personal struggles...these not only block a characters external progress, they become a gateway for internal growth. The right conflict will build tension and high stakes, challenge characters as they traverse their arcs, and most importantly, keep readers emotionally invested from beginning to end.

Inside Volume 1 of The Conflict Thesaurus, youll find:

  • A myriad of conflict options in the form of relationship friction, failures and mistakes, moral dilemmas and temptations, pressure and ticking clocks, and no-win scenarios
  • An analysis of each scenario that maps out possible complications and catastrophes, internal struggles, and the stressful impacts on a characters basic human needs
  • Guidance on using conflict to influence your protagonists character arc through opportunities for failure and success
  • Master class instruction on internal conflict: what it is, why its important, and how to incorporate it at the scene and story levels
  • Information about the role conflict plays in generating high stakes that are personally significant to the character, upping the tension for readers
  • A breakdown of the various adversaries your character might encounter along the way
Dont give your character a break. Keep the hits coming with a variety of obstacles that will force them to work harder to get what they want. With over 100 entries arranged in a user-friendly format, The Conflict Thesaurus is the guide you need to write intense and satisfying fiction readers wont forget.

Author: Becca Puglisi, Angela Ackerman

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 300

Publisher: JADD Publishing

Publication Date: 2021-10-04


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