I have been trying to plot out a story, and here’s a page I found was quite funny yet helpful:
Let’s put your character in a sticky situation!
I feel particularly evil following some of the instructions that come up on this page, and roasting my protagonist one way or the other, but that, I have learned, is the best way to create conflict.
And conflict is the best way to hook readers, and keep them reading!
Feb 2: 320
Feb 3: 510 (oh, well…)
Feb 4 : 350 (grrrrrrrrrrr!)
Feb 5: 832 (much better!)
Yes, agreed. No conflict, no way of hooking the reader. They say if you face a situation where nothing is happening in the story, that’s the signal to create different, like making your character slip over a banana skin and reach towards a sleeping dog on the pavement, or spill the coffee of the middleaged man. The story takes a fresh start from there.
Keep going! You can do it, Damyanti. I know you can get the 1000 words. You’re so close!