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Josiah DeGraaf

@zanzibee What Mariposa said. You don’t need a villain as long as you have an antagonist or antagonistic force. These forces or individuals don’t need to be evil either. In a classic romance, the love interest is the antagonist as long as she isn’t interested in the protagonist (thus standing away of him and his plot goals). The love interest stops being the antagonist only when he/she reciprocates the lover’s feelings. So a book that’s primarily focused on man vs. self and man vs. society can work quite fine. 🙂

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