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Can story exist without conflict?

Seeking stories without conflict and writing to find out what you don’t want to know.

David Gane
David Gane
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Jade Lake, a part of the Gem Lakes, Northern Saskatchewan.


This week, I share a little of my own writing, as well as two other links. Hope you enjoy these five things from my week:

  1. I sat on a link about different plot structure for about a week. Some of the writer's thoughts seemed faulty, so I never shared it with you, but it did lead me to write this short diatribe: Story is not plot.
  2. For over a year I've been searching for stories without conflict, and a question and response from Seth Godin's latest Akimbo episode resonated: Being Jupiter, Conflict, and Doing Nothing.
  3. I've been feeling a little lost as of late in my work, and I had a realization this week while playing a video game: It's all about the paperclips.
  4. Something useful to practice: By setting the rules, you can reduce your decisions.
  5. Lastly, can you imagine writing to find out what you don't want to know?

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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