Conflicting Effects

One source of Conflict is between experimental and sustainable Effects. Experimental Effects are more immediate and often fleeting. Sustainable Effects are consistent and can be measured over time.

Fear may be an Effect your MC experiences in the moment. She may need to overcome it because it is only a fleeting Effect.

On the other hand, fear may be a continuous Effect your MC experiences over time, warning her that she needs to change her course.

Often, your MC must continue along a pathway while experiencing this fear Effect for a time in order to assess whether it is fleeting and overcomeable or not. This creates tension and suspense in your story. Should your MC stay or should she go?