How to Reveal a Character’s Internal Conflict – by Becca Puglisi…
If you’ve been on the writing trail long enough, you’ve heard plenty of talk about conflict and the role it plays in storytelling.
Whatever form it takes, conflict creates tension while providing opportunities for characters to grow and evolve as they navigate their character arcs.
But some of the most compelling conflict doesn’t come from an external source. Rather, it comes from within the character. These character vs. self struggles include cognitive dissonance, with him wanting things at odds with each other.