This week, practice turning your story on its head.
You thought the action was going on one direction, but then WHAM. Something happened and now everything is derailed. Do you fight to get back on course? Or go with the flow? Was the U-turn always in the cards anyway?
If you typically just follow along where your story is taking you, take a step back. For curiosity's sake, what happens when you try to disrupt the action? Are you led back to the same spot, regardless of your efforts to change things? You may end up backed into a corner with no way out. Don't sweat it. Just toss out those pages and get back to business as usual.
The result of this practice may be contrived and awkward. That's okay. The only way to know something is a poor fit is to try it out.
In my case, I've got the idea for the 180, but I'm still not sure how it will turn out...guess we'll find out tomorrow. :)
If this prompt isn't providing much inspiration today, check out my other prompts here.