Is conflict necessary?: Kishōtenketsu and the conflict-less plot

I've long been puzzled by the idea of conflict so ubiquitous in the stories we read and write. Why is it necessary? What, precisely, is it giving us? To what extent is the focus on conflict reflecting our worldview and basic human psychology? Is it possible to write a story without conflict? If you keep... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

Create your website at
Get started