November 5th, 2013

A Birthday

unity and the man with a gun in his hand

Having a man come through the door with a gun in his hand (or genre appropriate equivalent) can certainly jump start the story if it's stymied.

And one thing that works marvels to make the story more complex is to have factions.  Lots of factions, with different motives and different purposes.  Even if a faction consists of one person, being at cross-purposes with all the other characters ups the conflict.
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