Monday Microscope: Creating Conflict

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Creating conflict in your story is an art mastered with practice and one that can make or mar the story. Every writer faces this challenge at some point or other while working on their manuscript as to how much conflict is enough. While zero conflicts might make a novel sound flat or not gripping enough to be called a page turner, one conflict might make your story sound uni-dimensional.

If you explore more than three conflicts in your writing, you run a risk of leaving the reader confused and perplexed. Unless you are extremely confident of being able to pull it off exceptionally well, it is not advised to explore more than two, at the most three conflicts at one time in a manuscript. Some pointers to help you create conflict in your manuscript.

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