I did a little brainstorming exercise a few days ago entitled “Ways to Torture Lillian”. Lillian is my main female lead. And I came up with about 20 things that would just drive her crazy, or push the story forward, or give me chances to create conflict. Some of them could become scenes, some of them could be combined with each other, and some of them can just be simmering under the surface of scenes. But all of them are fodder for my imagination, and now I have a list of things that I can’t wait to start writing about, rather than sitting around wondering when the words will come. Also, they are great character exercises. I now know Lillian so much better now that I know what makes her frustrated or angry!
So I did the same thing for Morgan, my main male lead.
Now on to the writing!