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Question: I have an idea for a book though I need your help!?
I have an idea of a book about a girl who can control these dragon like sort of creatures they are kinda like firefly's they emit a greenish-yellowish glow, when she feels the need to go somewhere she makes them take her there and this girl is about 5'3 has teal hair and violet eyes, I have named her Sayori and she has a grandfather named Daichi, I have no idea what the conflict is so I need your help on that other than that I have no Idea!.!.!. SO i need some ideas and I think it is going to take place in Japan!.!. though i am not too sure!.!.!. so if you think this is going to be interesting then give me a star!.!.!. please help !. Thanx ~ Hannah-Madolyn <3Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
Yes you need conflict, but how does conflict come about!?

Here's the simple version:

Your protagonist (Sayori) must have a goal, something she is trying to achieve; then you must have an antagonist, someone who is trying to stop her!.

The conflict is then obvious!.

Right now, and this is very common with beginners, you are concentrating on what is actually unimportant detail!. Yes it is good to know what your protagonist looks like but unless there is a goal and an antagonist you have nothing!. (As you have discovered!.)

What is it that Sayori needs to do!? And who would want to stop it!?

I'm not going to give you any ideas (though lots occurred to me) because this is your story, not mine!.

Good luck!.

(And don't be afraid to let go of ideas, you can always use them another time!.)Www@QuestionHome@Com

You could go about this in two ways:

1!. There is an enemy, maybe who also control fireflys but they're fireflys emit a different colour!. There could be a battle between the two!.

2!. There is a problem with the girl's powers!. She struggles to control them and her powers desert her!. The book is about the journey to retrieve them, with an adventure on the way!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The fireflies represent nature in balance!. A group of corporations see the coming tide of environmental legislation and seek to exploit nature in various ways!. The protagonist needs to find ways to stop them!. Hope this is enough to give you a start, the rest should really be your own if you want to generate enough passion to see it through!.Www@QuestionHome@Com