One of the larger themes in this community is Character First Writing. This blog post from Chuck Wendig came into my inbox today and I found it relevant and a good reminder about not sacrificing who our characters are and what readers expect of them for the sake of a plot angle.
WARNING : Before I post the link below, I want to caution that Chuck is rough around the edges and may not be suitable for all readers. I think he has good things to say about character-focused plotting in his posts but expect profanity, some sexual references and a grim view of the world.
With that prefaced warning, here comes the link to the article. The opening text might not appeal to some readers, as mentioned, so I’ve suppressed the one box display for the link.