I posted a short story a while back on this forum and in that story the action starts right at the beginning, and I did that mainly as a hook. I realized later, however, that I was using the action hook to compensate for my inability to write less than exciting scenes. I think a good writer needs to know how to write boring things more so than exciting things since a good writer will know how to make boring things exciting, which is why I've decided to rewrite the beginning of my short story in order to strengthen my weakness. Anyway, my question is how do you write a boring scene and make it exciting, turning it into a hook? For example: A car ride.how do you make that exciting using only descriptions and setting. No dialogue and no major conflicts (maybe small conflicts), at least for the first paragraph. I know that I shouldn't limit my options, but I'm trying to have it correspond with what I'm writing in my short story since my characters don't talk at this point and the conflict doesn't arise until the action (which was my original hook).