In doing your character or setting developments, don’t be afraid to make notes of the mundane details. You never know when that particular detail could come in handy to create tension within your story. Consider a character who despises a particular dish from his home country. A lover might not know about that, but makes it for him, thinking it would be a special treat. What will your character do now? Dum dum dum… Instant tension, and from a seemingly mundane detail.
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