Muse on Monday – August 29, 2022

Would you want to know everything? It would simplify some things and massively complicate other things. And you’d always know how a book ended before you read it, so that would be annoying. Much of the conflict in stories is based on a lack of key knowledge: for instance, romantic comedies often hinge on a…

Muse on Monday – May 9, 2022

When we think of conflict, we often think of very dramatic things: wars, murders, and attacking creatures if it’s external or fights, gossip and backstabbing if it is interpersonal conflict. However, conflict does not always have to be big. It could be as subtle as a girl trying to get a particular seat in class…

Writing Corner: Conflict

This is the first of a weekly series called Writing Corner. It is a place where young writers can hopefully learn things that will help their own writing. There are many different opinions about how to write well, but I will share what I have learned from my own writing experience, from 100-word stories to…