Writer Wednesday: Conflict. The Fuel of your Story. And the Conflict Box

Bob Mayer
1 min readJul 19, 2017

The conflict box is a way of diagramming the core conflict in your story. Fill each box out one at a time or else you’ll get overwhelmed. In our Writing Scenic Workshop, we first spend a lot of time honing down idea. Then we move on to the Conflict Box. It’s amazing what a simple diagram can bring out. Do you know who your protagonist is? Who your antagonist is? And remember, goal is not motivation. Goal is something concrete, external.

Originally published at bobmayer.com on July 19, 2017.

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Bob Mayer

West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to www.bobmayer.com