Bakers Dozen: Creative Writing Workbook (Chapter 4, page 2 of 2)


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Chapter 4

4. List three books or stories that have internal action.

There are also specific types of conflicts. Although the list varies, below are the ones most commonly cited.

1. Person versus person - one person against another in external or internal conflict.

2. Person versus society - one person against the society in which he lives 3. Person versus nature - one person against the forces of nature such as tornadoes 4. Person versus himself - inner conflict. Person struggling by himself over something mental or emotional. (Like someone suffering from mental illness)

5. Person versus supernatural -against monsters, aliens, ghosts etc.

More practice 1. Write the name of a book or movie that features a person/person conflict 2. Write the name of a book or movie with a person versus society conflict.

3. Write the name of a book or movie with a person versus nature conflict.

4. Write the name of a book or movie with a person versus himself conflict.

5. Write the name of a book or movie with a person versus supernatural conflict.

Note: Some works can and do have more than one of these conflicts.

6. Write the name of a book or movie that has at least two of the above conflicts and in a short paragraph describe what they are.

7. For exercise 13 A-D under the character section of this text, outline the conflicts that could occur in that whole scenario.

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