13.23: Internal Conflicts
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Amal, and Maurice
Internal conflicts, simply put, are problems your characters have with themselves. In this episode we address the ways in which writers can build stories and subplots around internal conflicts, and how we can tell when it’s not working.
Notes: the MICE quotient is Milieu, Idea, Character, and Event. Mary’s relationship axes are Role, Relationship, Status, and Competence.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Use the Role, Relationship, Status, and Competence axes to define one of your characters. Then determine how each of these creates conflict with the one following it in the list.
Thing of the week: An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon.
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