Every story requires a problem. This problem causes conflict for the protagonist (main character), and this conflict arises from self, other people, or the world (environment). Most stories contain more than one problem, but authors resolve the major one usually by the end of the book. Some minor problems linger for the reader to figure out on their own.
In my second book, Mystery at Connecticut Cove, the main problem originates from the environment; however, other problems arise between people. Being a mystery, it required a major problem beyond the secondary ones. I researched the history of the setting and found some interesting information that created an eerie atmosphere and conflict. I included several surprises along the way to intrigue my audience.
I hope to publish my book so students can enjoy a suspenseful and exciting read!
What type of conflict do you prefer? Do you like the problem(s) resolved by the end of the story? If you are an author, how do you choose your story conflicts? Thanks for interacting with me!