2019 Day 8 – Conflict

How did you get on yesterday? Did you write a story?

Remember, set your own rules, and stick to them. If you miss a day, don’t try to catch up. Just keep moving forward!

The Prompt

Write A story centered on conflict

Without conflict you don’t have a story, you just have a series of things happening.

Be sure to put your protagonist in a situation today, where they need to do something they really don’t want to do, talk to someone they really can’t stand, or run from something they’d rather stay and do.

Conflict can be car chases or it can be the story of an alcoholic trying to resist taking that first drink in 25 years.


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21 thoughts on “2019 Day 8 – Conflict”

  1. Today’s story begins:
    His kids always accused him of being a curmudgeon. When they put him in assisted living he swore he’d prove them right.

    I’m not finished yet but have hopes for this one. Three lessons I’ve learned from StoryADay.
    1) Trust the process
    2) Story ideas are there if I pay attention
    3) Running helps shake them loose. I think I’ll call it “joggling”.

    1. “Joggling” I love it!
      I’m not a runner, but a brisk walk definitely does the same for me! (“Woggling”?)

      I love the three lessons. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Done with today’s. I wrote yesterday too, but forgot to report. Writing longer these last couple days, which is good, if a little tiring. Trying some longer narratives.

      1. I shared what today’s challenge was (one other member in the group is doing this also). The items brought up were: conflict for writers: to publish/not to publish? To ignore or deal with the inner critics (and how – creatively). Time travel (now that we can talk about Avengers Endgame), and a variety of other wandering items.

  3. Initially I had a block and couldn’t get started, then I accidentally picked up an old diary and read the entries about our journey when Mum began to develop Dementia. I began writing and it flowed readily. It’s 1700 words and very rough round the edges but I’ve found a subject I can really use as source material.

    1. I love that you got a flow going, though the emotions that triggered the flow can’t have been easy to bear. But then maybe strong emotions are what we need to get us going.

    2. Hi Wendy, that sounds like a rich, if rough, vein of source material. Glad the writing flowed, though.

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