Hello all! Sorry I haven't been around lately - life got busy and it hasn't not been busy for a long time. At any rate, I've been collecting ideas in this storage unit I call my brain, and have recently been attempting to write something as it has been a good long while since my last.. Writing... Thingy... Anyways, my question for you today is: is it possible to write a story where the conflict is completely person vs. self? And not only that, but where it's not so much a conflict as it is just complete and total introspection and metamorphosis of said person's personality and personhood? It's quite hard to explain, but I shall try. You see, the CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT portion of this story I want to transcribe revolves around a young man who was raised to be a douche-bag. Like, his parents were republicans, catholic, and white. So you can see where his moral and ethical views might have been at one point. However, he slowly but surely becomes a tid-bit more liberal and, in general, nice to people. Eventually there comes this point in his life where he dreams about a completely ambiguous girl, but this dream swaths him in intense vividness and emotion. Like, he literally FALLS IN LOVE with this girl from his dream. Now, if you believe in quantum mechanics and cosmic consciousness and all that mysticism, you'll understand why this may be significant. Because as he matures as a human being, his dreams begin to manifest themselves into his reality. So the eventual conclusion to the story is that, through his maturation and good intentions, he manifested (or simply found, who knows, right? It'll be ambiguous enough so the reader can skepticize) his soul-mate and lives happily ever after. The trouble is, there's no PLOT. Like, I have no idea what kind of conflict could be large enough to encompass a whole story. Sure, he'd grow apart from his family, and he may battle with his own reasoning at times. And I'm sure he might lose some friends along the way. But should there be a big bad guy or big bad thing to, for lack of a better word, fight? Any kind of idea or insight or friendly word would be greatly appreciated. Bear in mind I've been on hiatus from writing for, like, over a year now, so I'm a bit rusty. Thanks again guys! Cheers!