Quote Originally Posted by Patty View Post
My thoughts are No. You need antagonizing forces in each scene and character arcs. My thoughts are also you need story structure, and deliberation within your protagonist about which way to go. Thematic coherence is nice. Layers. Like an onion. Or a parfait. Parfaits have layers. But no villains. Write a parfait.

Lots of stories don't have villains per se.
Love the parfait metaphor! I felt this way too. I think without structure to hang something a little complicated on it would be confusing. I think they have to have very distinct voices as well. Traditional advice is to have a bad guy, but I think may be interesting to explore humanity in how good people can be each other's nemesis. Thank you for the feedback.