I once read a book that had no tense conflict in it. Every page I turned I was waiting for the ball to drop and when it didn’t I thought it was a rather boring book. That’s when I realized conflict is a necessary component in any story. There needs to be tension for the characters to get through. But what kind of conflict makes for good reading?I have watched my fair share of romantic comedies. Their favorite go-to for conflict is poor communication. But how realistic is that? Are we a species that communicates so poorly that we cause unneeded stress? How ironic that we have advanced abilities to connect but still miss out on doing so.
Here’s a couple of questions for you.
What type of conflict is in your favorite story?
Do you think we communicate as poorly as the stories portray?
Looking forward to receiving some feedback!