Conflict, Conflict, Conflict. Give us conflict. Ordinary life we already got
A good story – even a good article – is about conflict. It is my belief that the hero and their conflict should be in the first paragraph of a story. The conflict should be internal and external.
Ramp it up. Go over the top – almost. If you were working on canvas and you were painting a picture of war, you would use lots of red. Write the same way.
The story should be about the conflict. It grows and grows until the climax, then it is resolved.
If only I could write that way.