Did you see the film Avatar 2? Did you wonder why it wasn’t as good as the first? Sure, it was visually engaging and lots of people still liked the movie, but why does this film feel less interesting than the first? Well, my take away has to do with the conflict of the film, and how different it was than the first Avatar. So today, let’s look into making good and engaging conflict in our own stories.
I personally believe that internal conflict is what makes stories not only relatable but interesting. I feel like often times, writers will focus on action, dialogue, and setting more than they will on the main character’s struggle with themself. And listen, I’m not a snob! I love a good action movie where we learn nothing and people are just running around a city causing chaos. Taken is a wild ride. People enjoy Spiderman and The Avengers. But most people don’t walk away from these types of stories saying their lives were changed or that they are now a better person because of it.
So, kick back, relax, and enjoy a fun video presentation of internal conflict and how we can enjoy them in our stories!