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May 26, 2018 at 1:40 history tweeted twitter.com/StackWriting/status/1000189925923393537
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May 28, 2017 at 8:17 comment added Standback @Surtsey: Your post here is both posing the question "Can a novel be written without conflict," and attempting to answer it (with IMHO several very good points. That's good content, but makes it very hard to respond to in a Q&A format. Can I suggest you simply edit to "Can a novel be written without conflict" (and why you think this needs to be asked in the first place), and then post the rest of your points as an answer to your own question?
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May 27, 2017 at 0:09 comment added Thomas Reinstate Monica Myron You might be able to write a story without conflict. But I'm fairly positive that having conflict will make the story better.
May 26, 2017 at 23:12 comment added Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Possible duplicate of Can a book be written without an antagonist?
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May 26, 2017 at 17:04 comment added user16226 No, my comment explicitly asks you what you think the purpose of writing a story is, because the answer depends on what your purpose is. Conflict is required to fulfil some purposes, but not others. Most of the questions (and answers) on this site have the implicit presumptions that we are talking about salable commercial fiction. It is not clear to me what the function of a QA site would be for Ars Gratia Artis, but perhaps there is one. But, observing the bias of the site towards commercial fiction, those who ask ars gratia artis questions would probably be best advised to state as much.
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May 26, 2017 at 16:12 comment added Surtsey Your comment assumes the purpose of writing a story is to 'sell' it. Your assumption contributes to the demise of literature as an art. Real writers seek knowledge in methods of expressing themselves . . . others want to know how to male buck - write what people want to hear . . Oh, wait, why are complaining about Fake news?
May 26, 2017 at 15:55 comment added user16226 Require for what purpose? The term "novel" often gets used to mean any piece of long fiction, but it also has more precise definitions. Obviously it is permissible to write 250,000 words of fiction with no conflict. Is your question, 1) will it sell, or 2) does it meet a specific definition of the word "novel"?
May 26, 2017 at 15:45 history asked Surtsey CC BY-SA 3.0