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.

Florida has hurricanes. California has earthquakes. New Orleans has floods. What's the weather like in your setting? What's it like when it's at its worst? Make sure your character has to be out in it. There's something they want, on the other side of town---or if the weather is bad enough, the other side of the yard will do.

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

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