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ERIC Number: ED110979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Including Conflict in Creative Writing.
Litvin, Martin
Conflict is the basis of all stories and thus should appear in some form in the first sentence. There are three kinds of conflict: people vs. people; people vs. nature; and people vs. themselves. Conflict must be repeated in all the various elements of the story's structure, including the plot, which is the plan of action telling what happens to the characters in a story and having a beginning, a middle, and an end; the title, which should reflect in some way the main idea of the story; and the mood, which is the tone and feeling of atmosphere in a story. Characters should express and carry forward the conflict of the story, and their dialogue should be clear and reflect and repeat the conflict. Revision is one of the most important and challenging aspects of creative writing. (This pamphlet concludes with a selected bibliography of books to read for examples of conflict.) (TS)
Log City Books, Box 270, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 ($1.25 paper)
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