The Six Types of Conflict in Fiction: How To Identify Them and Make Them Work in Your Story

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Ah, conflict. Can’t live with it. Can’t live without it. Kurt Vonnegut once said that every story is about a character who gets into trouble and then tries to get out of it. That’s because who and what we entangle with isn’t just the stuffing for embarrassing Thanksgiving-dinner stories: it’s the type of conflict that ... read more »


A Century of Fantasy: How the Genre's Changed Since the 1920s

October 3, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 5 Comments

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The English word, "fantasy," sprang from Old French's phantasie, or "vision, imagination." But you wouldn't be entirely remiss if you'd thought that it came from the word, "fantastic." When you consider all the fantastic things in our world and our imaginations, it's no wonder there are so many different subgenres in fantasy—and dedicated readers of each subgenre. ... read more »


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