STARTING with exciting story scenes
Sometimes it helps to imagine a BIG story moment first. For example:
A LIFE-THREATENING CHASE
A CALL TO ARMS
(which is a speech that calls characters to action and confrontation!)
Such scenes (and there are many kinds of dramatic scenes) immediately help to define the story and its characters.
Such a scene could come in the middle of the story, or at the end. We don’t need to write stories from beginning to end, perfectly in order, we just need to get them started! The right order for the story can be decided later.