All right, I'm writing a sci-fi manga, pretty much like Star Wars, but with a realistic setting - no weird religions here, no light sabers, no Force. I'm through with writing the prologue and first chapter, so to say, in which I set up the mood of the novel and I introduce the characters and main event. There is a spy sent to a planet to set up a nuclear bomb and destroy it. The spy can't go through with it and repents, but the explosion occurs anyway. Now I'm at the point in which the war starts...and I have no ideas on how to write it. Should I go about it having the main character, the spy, fall into a coma and wake up a year after with the war already started? Or should I take things slowly and show how the war actually starts? I'd like to put in an intermediate chapter in which I show how the war starts, but I'm short on ideas on how to do it. I thought I would put in like a presidential speech or something, but then, I can't waste an entire chapter on it. So apart from the President's speech, what it is I can add up? Any tips?