Stories running deep as an ocean,
Ideas warring within the mind.
Where one thought arises another follows,
As a story solidifying, it raises new questions.
Conflict at the heart of a good story,
The force beginning to strengthen it.
One thought seen as an opportunity,
A moment in which to explore possibilities.
Story creation is full of conflict,
Some ideas falling to ruin.
Each idea discarded allows growth,
The best ideas remaining and growing.
Allowing the conflict to rage inside the mind,
Allowing it to eliminate the weaker ideas.
Favoring ideas with the greatest promise,
Conflict always exists in the writer’s mind.
The writer is at the heart of the conflict,
Sifting through the ideas,
Knowing that nothing great is created easily,
The writer embraces the conflict.
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