Constant contained conflict, the second part of the nine part of the 3by3 Writing Method is used in every form of storytelling.
One of the most common use of CCC, especially in movies and television is through the device of limited time.
For example, the bomb will go off in an hour; the main character has to accomplish her deeds before it blows. Jack Bower had to save the world in 24 hours.
There are thousands of time examples that contain conflict in a story.
Putting pressure on the story in limited time frame intensifies the conflict. The clock is ticking, the moon will block the sun, the bomb’s timer is fixed, and the ransom deadline is approaching.
Containing conflict with time is a time honored tradition. Quick! Run!
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