Birth, Love, Sex, Work, & Death

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"Conflict is the fundamental element of fiction, fundamental because in literature only trouble is interesting. It takes trouble to turn the great themes of life into a story: birth, love, sex, work, and death.  -Janet Burroway" (Short Story Tips)

Conflict is the spice of life. Trouble really is interesting. I find conflicts, in fiction and in real-life, to be highly interesting. Even if this trouble is happening to me, I don't complain because I think life would be dull without it, and I like the challenge of resolving a conflict. I also love conflicts in stories, because a story wouldn't be a story without it of course. Deeper conflicts, like internal struggles within a character, are my favorites, because not only is it an interesting read, but it also mirrors all of us. Who hasn't gone through life without some sort of inner strife?


Kaitlin Monier said:

I agree, trouble and conflicts are interesting. I could not imagine life without them, it would be too boring. Also, internal character struggles are great, I love them in books and even in movies and tv shows. They are so interesting and defiantly relate-to-able.

Juliana Cox said:

I think everyone would be in agreement with us saying that conflict stires things up a little to give life an edge. Personally, I think the hard times is what shapes us and what I remember most during life. Most people always look back and reflect upon the good times, but for me I come from a family of seven kids and my family and I always look back at the crazy conflicting moments we had together. But thats just me personally.

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