Hello, I got the plot, the characters, the setting, everything in place. I just have to start it out showing how the main character is depressed. to sum it up, the hero in the story blames himself for his father's(the king) death(but it was not of his doing). At the same time he lost his fiancee (presumably dead), the throne, his home, everything. If he were to show his face at his home town, he'd be executed. Thats all in the past, when the story starts he is very depressed and seeks death. However I can't think of which way he goes about: 1)Tries to commit suicide but fails and hates himself for not even able to do that (and if so..how does he try and kill himself and fail :/) 2)Hates himself and makes a living off conning people, cheating people, stealing, whatever it may be. He may not try to kill himself, but he tries to get himself killed. It all will lead up to finding out he's scared of dieing and ends up killing a leader in the villains army in a sword fight, allowing both the good guys and bad guys to know he is still alive. I know it's vague, but looking for a dramatic opening (aren't we all?) Does anyone have any suggestions I may want to look into? Maybe some way of depression I haven't thought of? Or perhaps a good justification for the former prince (who is a good person) to conn people...or a good way of him failing at suicide?