I have a friend who insists that the Eleventh Commandment is, “Thou Shalt Not Be Boring.” It’s true when he preaches a sermon, as well as when I write.
Growing up my favorite stories had conflict and battles and lots of derring-do. It’s what I enjoy writing, as well. It lends speed and impact and movement to the words.
I find it interesting that circumstances that would be devastating if they were to happen in my own life, become entertaining when I read about them happening to a character in a book.
Better them than me.