problem

The protagonist’s problem

A story is about a problem. Your protagonist is the one experiencing the problem. Why? Because you, the writer, has designed him for it. The bigger the problem is, the bigger the person has to be, to be capable of resolving it. That’s why only your protagonist can resolve your story-worthy problem.

conflict

Everything You Need to Know About Conflict

Conflict is the interaction of people with opposing points of view on a particular matter. Something creates tension in the scene, giving the plot its driving force. It can be disagreement, an emotional struggle, anything that poses opposition. The conflict is what make the readers care about the characters. They want to see how the characters deal with their problems. It doesn’t matter if they solve it, as long as the problem is addressed.