How to Write Without Conflict



Most storytellers will tell you that conflict must drive your story.  I disagree.  See what I did there?  I created conflict in the first two sentences.  My disagreement with the underlying notion that conflict must drive story is not what I will write about however.  You will see through my writing and storytelling implicitly that conflict is not necessary to engage and hold the interest of an audience.

There is an art to storytelling that gets lost in the mad dash to tell a story and that is the underlying notion that if you just find the conflict you can make it a better story.  I’ve always believed that there is something beautiful in the ordinary.  We often talk about striving to be better than “ordinary” in our jobs or in our lives.  No one wants to be normal anymore.  But, what if I told you that there is no…

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