Consider this exercise from the making of a story by Alice LaPlante:
- Write about an event in your character’s past without which the current situation couldn’t exist.
- Write about the current situation from the point of view of a character looking back from ten years in the future.
- Make a list of the things that won’t happen to the characters as a result of the current situation. (554)
Write a note to yourself about how knowledge from this exercise might inform your revision plans.