Monday, March 19, 2012

Got Writing?


In writing fiction, conflict is an absolutely necessary ingredient. No one wants to read a story about two people getting along perfectly. One of my professors at Duke University, David Ball, wrote a writing guide called Backwards and Forwards that talks about the use of conflict in propelling your story forward. When writing books or plays, each conflict should contain a resolution that launches you into the next conflict, whether chapter by chapter or scene by scene. This continues until the climax and the final resolution.

According to, "antagonistic" means:
1. acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually.
2. hostile; unfriendly.
Having someone who is antagonistic in your story guarantees you conflict.

For today's prompt, write a 100 word story that contains conflict and uses the word "antagonistic" in it somewhere.

Send all entries to Deadline for entries in Wednesday, March 28th.

Good luck!


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