Apologies, Fantasy Author’s Handbook fans, but today’s post was set aside for a family medical emergency. All’s well now, but here it is 11:30 p.m. in the Seattle area, and I’m just now getting to the computer.
How about a quick thought exercise for this week?
Your characters are busy getting about their business when, utterly without warning or further meaning to the story, one of them needs an emergency appendectomy.
Because that’s how that happens: utterly without warning or further meaning to the story.