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Thursday, January 1

Goals, Conflict,Tension, and Stakes

With goals your characters have nothing to do. Without conflict and tension, there's nothing to get in the way or cause a reader to worry. Without stakes, there's no reason to care. Here are some articles that cover how goals, conflict and tension, and stakes create strong plots.

A sampling of articles on goals



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A sampling of articles on conflict



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A sampling of articles on tension



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A sampling of articles on stakes



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