Conflict Thesaurus

Every scene needs tension, and when it comes to adding conflict to our stories, the options are virtually limitless. Looking for a source of conflict that will create inner turmoil for the protagonist, undermine their relationships, block them from achieving important goals, or just frustrate them to the point of doing something stupid? We’ve examined these ideas and more, exploring the emotions that may results, complications that could arise, and their impact on the character’s basic human needs, among other things. So if it’s conflict you’re after, we’ve got you covered!

What Is a Conflict Thesaurus?

A Car Accident
A Deadline Being Moved Up
A Delay that Makes One Late
A Repressed Memory Resurfacing
An Unexpected Pregnancy
Being Forced to Move
Being Offered an Easy Way Out
Being Sabotaged
Discovering a Spouse’s Secret
Facing a Challenge Beyond One’s Knowledge or Skill
Having Feelings for Someone One Shouldn’t
Losing a Bet
Pulling the Plug on Someone
Seeing an Ex with Someone New
Sending a Private Message to the Wrong Person
Taking Advice from the Wrong Person
Unwanted Scrutiny

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