Conflict portrayals in fiction, popular culture and news

Conflict has so much influence

Conflict affects our individual lives and collective societies. My Writing discusses how conflicts are depicted in fiction, nonfiction, popular culture, and current events.

Conflict is the heart of any story in any media and in life.

Stories are how we demonstrate our conflict competence and conflict incompetence. So, I use popular culture in my examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly of conflict. Fiction is a safe place to figure out what we do or don’t want in our own lives and relationships.

On the other hand, fiction about competent conflict management, I am told often, won’t sell. Conflict sells. Incompetence sells. Inadequate interpersonal relationships sells. Managing conflict with skill – big yawn.

What to do with my protagonist who is a Conflict Manager and very good at her job? I don’t get writer’s block; I have editing block. Now, after editing my completed novel for over 16 years, I think I’ve solved the issue and have an answer for the critics who said managing conflict can’t be interesting.

Conflict Competence in Life

Writing about depiction of Conflicts In Fiction, Nonfiction, Popular Culture, And Current Events  uses examples from others’ imagination and my own.

Being conflict competent allowed me to deal with the wretchedness of quadruple (yes, four) mastectomies after I was diagnosed with a rare, potentially deadly form of breast cancer. Once treatment ended, in this category I post about conflict competence helping me find the joys of living breastlessly.

My current goal is to publish my completed novel about a Conflict Manager. Stay tuned.

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