Those two words are all you need to jump-start any story, whether you’re halfway through your work-in-progress, or just trying to figure out what to write next. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing flash fiction or a multi-volume epic. It all begins the same way.
Got a bad case of writer’s block? Start asking the “what if” questions. What if your hero fell off a float in the 4th of July parade and injured his leg? What if your bad guy got the hiccups at a critical moment? What if a kangaroo pocketed a critical piece of evidence and hopped away?