The Conflict Box

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The key to a great conflict is that neither the protagonist nor the antagonist can resign from the action
. They must keep fighting each other to the bitter end because they need their goals and because they cannot escape each other’s actions. One way to analyze the strength of your story conflict is with a conflict box.

A conflict box is a table with six cells, one cell each for goal, action, and conflict for both the protagonist and the antagonist. Continue reading