On the subject of conflict, I was reading on the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog about what kind of conflicts readers prefer in their romance. It makes for interesting reading – especially the comments regarding what sort of conflict readers don’t like! (reminds me of the discussion on one of the Amazon boards about what was the biggest turn-off in a sex scene!). Bascially one person’s hot conflict is another’s major yawn. It also proves to me that there is no such thing as an original conflict – as one commenter points out, there’s only 12 kinds of plots and Shakespeare already used them all. 🙂
Anyway, my favourite kind of conflict to read/write is: opposites attracting, revenge, and friends to lovers among others. My pet hate is misunderstandings (though it depends on the execution with this one). To take a leaf from the SBTB blog, what about y’all?