Writers often know where their stories start and end but draw a blank when it comes to all the stuff in between.
In my capacity as a content editor, I read a lot of manuscripts.
Many stories use the possibility that the hero will die to keep the story tense.
Sometimes it’s obvious who’s right and who’s wrong.
Conflict is necessary for a good story, and it can arise from any number of places.
The movies make them look so easy, but that's not the case.
Without a good turning point, endings don't feel satisfying.
Conflict is the engine that moves the plot and lights up characters.
Six complex conflicts to help your story move beyond "Stop the bad guys".
How to make conflicts inside a character's brain feel as compelling as those outside of it.
How to make Team Good's infighting believable—and avoid harmful messages when doing so.
These story setups will get readers' pulses pounding from page one.