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.



Your character is on a ledge, fighting six hefty dudes. They all have weapons (remember to think metaphorically. Weapons can be words. Or secrets. Or really fashionable outfits). Show how far your character has come by backing them into a corner and making them fight their way out. Show how much faster they can overcome a well-armed attack because of what they learned throughout the story.






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

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