Fill your story with quality conflicts
- Define the challenges and obstacles that stand in your character's way.
Identify who will win the conflict.
Create a situation in which two opposing forces battle with one another. It can be a physical fight between the characters or some internal conflict like having two opposite beliefs and attitudes. Put them in a situation where they can lose something they deeply care about.
Create large, real stakes.
Put the character in a highly conflicting situation where they have to make a stake, or they could lose something very valuable and end up entirely emotionally broken. For example, they can lose the love of their life and end up lonely.
Make constructive changes.
Create a powerful, devastating conflict that will expose the character's deepest emotional workings and ultimately lead them to constructive change.
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