Cheri Roman
Cheri Roman

Types of Conflict

Who needs all that drama? You do! (How motivation leads to conflict and why it’s necessary to the well told tale.)

The biggest question in any tale is, why do the characters do what they do? This “why” is also called motivation, and motivation at cross purposes leads to CONFLICT. Though there are many different motivations leading to many different types of conflict, one thing is certain; without conflict your story will be flat and your reader will go elsewhere. Learn how conflict can be used to ratchet up the tension, advance the plot, and enthrall the reader.

What people can expect to learn:

Conflict types and methods of demonstration

Connecting motivation to conflict

Conflict’s effect on tension and plot

Cheri Roman is an author, speaker and editor, writing fantasy and paranormal young adult under the name C.L. Roman. Her work has been honored with inclusion in two FWA collections, as well as multiple anthologies and short story collections. She currently has two series in the works: Rephaim and The Witch of Forsythe High, with a third, as yet unnamed, percolating on the back burner. When she isn’t busy telling “entertaining untruths”, you can find her on her blog, The Brass Rag. Cheri lives in the not-so-wilds of Northeast Florida with her husband and Jack E. Boy, the super Chihuahua.

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