‘Twas the week before Thanksgiving when I looked down in the giant grocery store freezer to realize they were all out. This was my experience the other day when I sent out to fill my shopping list and the $0.87 sale meant someone took the last turkey. I should have known when they had a sign that said there was a limit of 2 turkeys per customer. My real question is what would someone plan to do with 3 turkeys and 1 oven?
Staring down at a frosty nothing had my imagination spinning. For those foodies who follow me, I want to know what you would do if all the normal main dishes at your holiday feast were out during Thanksgiving and Christmas? What else would you make? Dressing up sides too much is against literary law. But literary sidekicks had their own spinoffs. They can be heroes too.
Maybe you’re mad at your main character. Instead of killing them off, turn their sidekick best friend into the star of the show and see what happens. This might be the drama dilemma that your character faces. Then, the next question becomes does your main character deserve the spotlight again? I’m not talking about a novel that takes the introvert and thrusts them into the limelight. This could be the moment your main character has that lightbulb moment.
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