(Listening to - Foo Fighters - Have It All)
As ideas for my latest project (scif fi novella) aren't exactly flowing at the moment, I decided to revisit something I did with my novel, Solus. Namely, scenarios.
For those unfamiliar to the idea, it's simple. You take a character and plonk them down into a situation and see how they deal with it. For example, in my novel I subjected my three MCs to the same three scenarios (seperately).
The first had them waking up after being beaten and locked in a cell that they had to escape from. The second required them to buy a specific item from a canny trader. The third had them facing off againt a small band of roving bandits.
They helped a great deal with my characterisation and even helped drum up several ideas for the plot.
This novella is a Sci-Fi, so the scenarios will be different (may just write one long one), but the idea is the same. Currently, I intend to throw him into a dead spaceship with failing life support as it drifts toward a sun, and see what happens. Peril brings out the best in my characters, y'know.
How about you? What do you do?