Conflict is the fuel of your story. Character is Conflict (is a character who she wants to be or is she this person she has to/needs to be? Or is she the relationship between these two parts of her?). Pacing is Conflict, Story Arc is Conflict, Setting in Conflict, Dialog is Conflict— You are the questions you ask yourself and how hard you search for answers or run from them. High concepts are always based in conflict— wanting Vs the world.
Learn how to grow your story from conflict and how to keep conflict front and center in the narrative whether it’s through sex scenes or humor or internal dialogue.