I have been trying to plot out a story, and here’s a page I found was quite funny yet helpful:
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!)