Every story centers on a conflict. A conflict is the problem or
struggle that the main character faces.
~An internal conflict is a struggle that takes place within a
character. An internal conflict is a expressed through the
character's thoughts and actions. The struggle often involves a
decision the character must make.
~An external conflict is a struggle with a force outside of the
character, such as another character, society, or nature.
To determine the conflicts in a story, ask yourself:
~What problems or struggles does the main character face?
~Is each struggle external or internal?