Last week you began a deep dive into your characters pasts, this week lets keep exploring. Ask yourself what was the most traumatic event that happened to your characters before the story began. How did they act at the time of the trauma? How long ago was the trauma? How does the event still affect them today?
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You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.
Up the conflict in your story. Before you start writing on your next scene, brainstorm a list of twists that could make things harder on your character. Then as you write the scene, add in one—or more—and see if it ups the tension.