What do you call two convicts in a dispute?
HAHAHAHA, okay, now simmer down. I know that joke was funny but it’s time to get serious. Serious… about conflict.
As you know, conflict is essential to a good story. It’s the disturbance of the Force, or that whip on the ass of your hero that spurs him into action.
And we humanfolk luuuuuv it, especially when it’s happening to other people. Like Maynard James Keenan said:
Eye on the TV
’cause tragedy thrills me
It happens to be like;
Killed by the husband
Drowned by the ocean
Shot by his own son
She used the poison in his tea
And kissed him goodbye
That’s my kind of story
It’s no fun ’til someone dies
So how is conflict created and where does it come from?
To put it frankly, if conflict’s the whip, then…
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