Moral dilemmas should be meaningful, not just provocative.
A lesson in what tension isn't.
How to put good people at odds without making them look mean or unreasonable.
When we say conflict, we do not necessarily mean physical violence.
Spoiler: it doesn't include a prologue.
Submitted by Xzenu, answered
If you're not careful, your climatic conflict could become a boring mess.
It takes a little effort to make inheritance compelling.
Conflict and intensity in a story must be timed to avoid both boredom and exhaustion.
Tension drives the story, and conflict brings tension to life.
If a conflict is too difficult for the hero, its resolution will be unsatisfying.
The crucial, yet often overlooked ingredient to emotionally rewarding conflicts.
No violence is needed to create excitement.
You’ve done the work of adding sword fights, epic battles, and dramatic arguments.
Against unclear stakes, dislikable heroes, and slow timelines, will tension triumph?
Find new ways for heroes and villains to clash.
How to stop the ones whose job it is to stop the problem from stopping the story as well.