Conflict

The conflict of a story is a very hard part, because it is usually the main part of a story. One way to help in doing this is using a mountain for just the conflicts. If your story is a novel, then there might be 5-6 small conflicts. The main conflict, also known as the heart, will also be there. This changes everything. On the other hand, if your story is a short story, a good idea is to have only 1-2 small conflicts, but still have the main one. Here is an example of that map:

Conflict map

Storyline

You also want to make sure you identify whether or not the conflict is internal or external. In this case, it is external, because the earthquake took all of their belongings. All they wanted to do is go hiking, knowing where they were, and this was a changing moment.