Let's put your character in a sticky situation.

Every good story is just a test of conflict. What your character will do in a particular situation IS their character. What they do is what they're made of. This means your character is going to have to suffer. A lot. "But I love my character!" You say, "How can I possibly come up with ways to make them suffer?" That's what this page is for. Within the box is one wonderful terrible thing you can do to screw up your character's day, thereby raising the stakes and making everything get a little more interesting.



What is the character most naive about? This should drive them to a foolish leap off a proverbial cliff they are not aware they are making, a terrible mistake that is not a mistake at all because it leads them down a path of growth and change.






Some ways this might be useful:
After all, writing stories is just a long series of "what ifs?.."

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