Take your character into a densely populated place. Take time to describe the colors, smells, sounds. Weave the chaos of it into your character’s journey through. Do they overhear something? Do they get bumped or shoved in the melee?
The noise has been constant since you opened your eyes. At first, it was tolerable, but now… now you’d do anything to make it stop. The temperature is uncomfortable, and it’s getting worse as the moments drag on. You look around for something, anything, anyone who can help.
What is the noise and where is it coming from?
Is it hot or cold? What other environmental conditions are in play?
Is anyone around to help or hinder?
Is this situation unexpected for the POV? Why or why not?
A sound calls to you from the void, pulling at you, nagging. You reach for it. Maybe you can give it a nudge and convey that you want to be left alone. But your hands find nothing, and the sound keeps battering your ears.
The person in front of you is red-faced, jaw-clenched, fists balled at their sides, they look ready to punch something, or someone, and mad enough to do it. You stare, fumbling for words that won’t form. How can this situation get any worse? More importantly, how could it possibly get better?
Is the person mad at the POV or someone else?
What relationship does this person have to the POV?
You wish you knew how this would turn out. As you hesitate, everything that could go wrong swirls together in your head. You feel dizzy, shaky; the stakes suddenly appear much larger than they were just a moment ago. But then, what if it all goes according to plan?
What is the POV hesitant to do?
What are some things that could go wrong?
What are the stakes?
What will happen if it all goes according to plan?
Wind whistles outside. Damp creeps in. With a silent groan, you brace yourself to face whatever madness awaits. You always knew this day would come, you just hadn’t anticipated it would be quite so…wet.
Where is your character?
What madness awaits?
Why is it so wet?
How does your character feel about what awaits them?