on Fiction University:
It’s fun to get your protagonist into trouble, but before you do, consider how they might get out of it.
I enjoy putting my protagonists in terrible danger, and throwing them into situations they can’t easily get out of. Which is both a lot of fun, and a whole pile of frustration, because sometimes I don’t know how to get them out of that trouble. I’m one of those writers who likes to write into a corner and force myself to come up with more unpredictable solutions, which make for better scenes.
Except when it makes for a worse scene.