on K.M. Weiland:
One of the best things about conflict is that it pushes your characters to act. In every scene, your characters are making choices—big ones and small ones and thereby steering their fate.
Some decisions will be obvious and require little to no thought, but others will be muddier, with no clear “better” option, generating inner conflict.
These choices, provided the characters feel personally invested in the decision, act as a test, revealing who they are.