i have just written about 6000 words of my new(and first) novel. the main plot is that in a post apocalyptic society where the world has been destroyed by nuclear war(neutron bombs so there is no fallout) 10 new cities(sanctuaries)have been formed. the main setting for this book is a domed sanctuary with a warrior culture based on the one in aincient Sparta(with a sprinkling of roman culture). the plot is based around a 16 year old boy called cassius and his journey of application, acceptance and training for the agogi, the brutal warrior society. later in the series he is separated from his unit and wounded he is taken in by a wilderness tribe which he had always been told were mutants. leartning about the wilderness and other 9 cities in the region he learns the truth about his society and the emporer that his culture worship(based on north korea) cassius and his friends have all progressd through the combat phase of the selection process and now i need 2 more selection phases, i am thinking archery/shooting but that would be boring to write, or possibley some sort of race. any ideas on how to expand this plot? thanks.