A few months ago, I was reading how to write better on google and came across a Kurt Vonnegut quote: "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water." I skimmed over it and thought, "Ya that makes sense," but then never applied it to my writing. I was just always worried about the plot. Now that I am giving every character something to want it is easier to write. Think about it, everything that happens to the character that doesn't advance them to their want is a plot and them finally getting is the end, or the beginning of a new want. It's helped me a lot. Anyone have some good tips like this?