The conflict box is a way of diagramming the core conflict in your story. Fill each box out one at a time or else you’ll get overwhelmed. In our Writing Scenic Workshop, we first spend a lot of time honing down idea. Then we move on to the Conflict Box. It’s amazing what a simple diagram can bring out. Do you know who your protagonist is? Who your antagonist is? And remember, goal is not motivation. Goal is something concrete, external.