Author Post: What I've Learned

Over at the Orbit website, author Ian Irvine has written up some thoughts on the lessons he's learned about storytelling:
1. The driving force behind any story is conflict – two dogs, one bone, as James Scott Bell puts it. Every interaction, between every character (even friends and allies) should contain conflict. But not meaningless or random conflict, or bickering. The conflict needs to be related to the character’s goal – either furthering it or blocking it.
Interesting stuff.

Full Article: HERE