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.



In the long path that your character is on, time to build a foundation. Are they survivors of a plane crash? Time to build permanent camps. Are they Sex In the City styled single girls? Boyfriends all around. Starting a pizza joint? Time to move in and hire the staff. Don't let your conflict get stagnant. Move on, resolve, make new conflicts. Time to build.






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

Link to home (futureisfiction.com).