During Generating Compelling Conflict, the second workshop of the Mapping Your Novel course, we learn how to create struggles that will not only keep readers hooked, but also lay the foundation for the protagonist’s growth. We create compelling conflict in your story by developing the protagonist’s weaknesses, needs, and ultimate desire, fleshing out the struggle between the protagonist and an opponent, building this conflict towards a final struggle, determining the protagonist’s final self-revelation, and producing a new equilibrium at the story’s end. Doing so allows us to expand our understanding of our novel and begin to see it emerge from a concept into a story.
This workshop, Creating Compelling Conflict, is key to helping us give our stories the narrative drive it needs to not only keep readers hooked, but also accommodate and understand the characters, theme, world, symbols, and plot we develop in the following weeks of the course.
For full course details, please see the Mapping Your Novel webpage and the attached flyer.
To book, please visit the bookings page.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Please note, bookings close 18 August 2017.