At Writers Write, we spend time trying to get writers to create a living, breathing antagonist. We also show writers that the protagonist should not be his or her own antagonist. This goes without saying. We are all our own worst enemies.
For a book to be brilliant, we should be fighting an antagonist and creating external conflict. We should also be battling our own demons and creating internal conflict. Great writers, whether they are literary or commercial writers, do this all the time. They layer stories.
What are the three types of inner conflict you can put your characters through?